As a family business trading for 120 years, Brewers has always prided itself on taking a responsible approach to doing business, caring for its people and supporting the communities it operates in.
To formalise this, 2023 is the year that we have set our goals, plans and actions into a sustainability framework that will inform the way we do business for the next 20 years.
At the heart of the framework are 4 sustainability pledges:
• To decarbonise
• To consume less and eliminate waste
• To improve lives
• To develop the next generation
To help us meet these pledges and measure progress towards them, we have established 6 primary targets:
Mark Sandison, Head of
“The first step has been to
quantify where we currently are on our sustainability journey. This proved to
be quite challenging and we were pleased to work with our partner ‘Planet Mark’
to deep dive into the business and calculate our current carbon footprint and
social value. This has now given us a baseline upon which we can build future
actions and seek continuous improvement. In the spirit of transparency, our
full Planet Mark report can be viewed via our sustainability web page.
In planning our journey from
this baseline, it has been vital to ensure that the whole business is involved
and that we weigh three key elements – doing the right thing for the
environment, doing the right thing for people and doing the right thing commercially.
It’s a delicate balance but we believe the pathway we have set for the business
achieves this and is, in itself, sustainable.
It has been very important to
ensure that our sustainability framework is science based and fully verifiable.
To ensure this we have worked with our specialist partners – Planet Mark and
Resource Futures throughout the process.
Our sustainability framework is
industry leading and will make a big contribution to helping to make the world
a brighter place.”