Beau's All Natural Brewing Company, Ltd.

All Natural Brewery

Vankleek Hill, Ontario

Canada

beaus.ca

About Beau's All Natural Brewing Co.

Beau’s All Natural Brewing was started in 2006 by father and son, Tim and Steve Beauchesne. The family-run brewery takes pride in creating unique, wonderful, and certified organic craft beer, conceived with honest consideration for the environment and local communities, and delivered with a sense of friendly relationship. Beau’s All Natural makes a variety of world-class, award-winning craft beer, including its flagship, Lug Tread Lagered Ale, using certified organic ingredients and local spring water.

Beau’s All Natural brewery is located in the tiny village of Vankleek Hill, Ontario – about an hour’s drive from both Montreal and Ottawa, and about 80 miles north of the Adirondacks. Beau’s All Natural beer can be enjoyed in Ontario, Quebec, and the state of New York … within a day’s drive of the brewery.

Everything at Beau’s starts with a real love for craft beer. Their brew team is unrelentingly passionate about quality. They do their best to create inspired recipes that pay respect to the longstanding traditions of beer-making, and at the same time bring the drinker a truly unique experience. Beau's is super-proud of their beer and the awards it has won, and it makes them happy to hear from people who love their beer too.

In October 2013 we became the very first Canadian B Corp brewery. For us the B Corp certification is about making a public commitment to maintaining our high ethical standards, and to being open and honest with the people in our communities who buy our beer. We’re building on the same values we started the brewery with: essentially, the belief that beer tastes better when you can feel good about drinking it.

The Change We Seek®

Beau’s All Natural is highly committed to the belief that they can make the world a better place with tasty beer. Breweries have a history of being one of the cornerstones of the local community, and that’s a value that is taken to heart. For Beau’s, being local means being an active part of the community. Beau’s supports more than 100 independent arts and music, community-building and charitable organizations every year.

Beau’s is a proud environmental steward and leader in sustainable craft brewing. In 2014 Beau’s became the first craft brewery in Canada to choose 100% green energy for both electricity and natural gas needs. The brewery is one of only a few in North America using beer labels made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper. Their innovative, award-winning 4-pack of beer features 17.3% more beer yet uses fewer bottles, caps and labels and less box than an average 6-pack. Beau’s has worked hard to achieve the goal of reducing their energy consumption by 50% over the last three years.

All Beau’s beers are made with certified organic malt and hops, and local spring water. Beau’s has implemented a purchasing policy that favours local suppliers, those with good environmental track records, and who treat their employees fairly and with respect. Beau’s has shown a commitment to working with local organic farmers to rebuild the legacy of hop farming in the local region, and now has one local hop farm that grows exclusively for Beau’s.

Beau’s treats employees like family, and invests strongly in their professional development. Beau’s supports employees in embracing company values with incentives that include a carpooling/ride-to-work program, and a weekly delivery of organic veggies to the brewery from a local CSA.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

October 2013
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

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7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

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Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

N/A
N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

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Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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Overall B Score
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55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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