Persephone Brewing Company

Agricultural and Beer

Gibsons, British Columbia

Canada

persephonebrewing.com

About Persephone Brewing Company

Persephone Brewing Company is located in picturesque Gibsons, BC. PBC grows hops, food, beer and community at what is lovingly known by the locals as The Beer Farm!

Named for the goddess of spring bounty and the log salvage boat from CBC’s hit TV series The Beachcombers, Persephone operates an 11‐acre farm and craft micro‐brewery on BC's Sunshine Coast. Producing some of the finest craft beers, our "farmhouse" approach integrates onsite farming of hops and honey while sourcing BC grown and malted barley. Their brewery and farm is in part owned by the Sunshine Coast Association for Community Living (SCACL), a non-profit organization providing services for people with developmental disabilities, a number of whom work at the farm. Their annual fundraising events include the Tough Kegger adventure race and the Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Festival, great excuses to have fun and quaff some delicious brews for a good cause.

Aspects of our sustainability program include converting our spent ingredients into compost, reusing our waste water for irrigation, partnering with locals growers and chefs to provide a hyper-local culinary experience and scads of community fundraisers and events that bring our community together with visitors from afar to help us build the world we want to live in.

The Change We Seek®

Not content with simply making the best and freshest beer, Persephone is committed to making the world a better place through early adoption of ecologically positive systems and working as a social venture to employ people who need it most.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

April 2015
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.

45
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.

19
18
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.

46
17
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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6
Overall B Score
122
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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