New Belgium Brewing Sustainability
New Belgium treats the planet as well as they treat their employees. They have a 0.3 MW solar array on their roof, they collect biogas from their waste water to fire their boilers and produce electricity, they purchase wind power renewable energy credits to make their brewery carbon neutral, reduce costs through waste heat recovery, are a certified zero waste facility, have cut their water use to 3.5 gallons of water per gallon of beer, are certified salmon safe, and capture and reuse CO2. In 2008 New Belgium produced 1.43 lbs CO2 per gallon of beer. By 2014 they cut that number to 1.10 lbs CO2 per gallon. You can read their sustainability report here: New Belgium Sustainability Report. New Belgium is also a Certified B corporation. B Corporations are certified as companies that use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. Read about Certified B corporations here.
Try some New Belgium beers: