Sawmill Brewery

Certified B Corporation

Auckland Region, New Zealand

Certified Since

April 2019





Operates In

New Zealand

Our mission at the Sawmill Brewery is to protect and preserve our shared resources – land, sea, soil and water. We acknowledge Ngati Manuhiri on whose ancestral land the Brewery + Smoko Room sit and their continuing kaitiakitanga of it. We are an independent, New Zealand owned brewery run by a small team. For 17 years we have been brewing fresh quality beer using New Zealand grown hops and malted barley. The beer is a reflection of the New Zealand farmers and innovators who make it possible. Independence means thinking for ourselves. We have an ethos of resourcefulness and creativity in how our brewery is run. We are proud to be New Zealand’s first B Corp certified Brewery.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Sawmill Brewery earned an overall score of 82.8. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
82.8 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 6.7

The Governance Impact Area evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social and environmental impact, ethics, and transparency. This section also evaluates the ability of a company to protect their mission and formally consider stakeholders in decision making through their corporate structure (e.g. benefit corporation) or corporate governing documents.

Mission & Engagement0.3
Corporate Accountability0.1
+ Mission Locked2.5

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.

Workers 22.7

The Workers Impact Area evaluates a company's contributions to its employees' financial security, health and safety, wellness, career development, as well as overall engagement and satisfaction. In addition, this section recognizes business models designed to benefit workers, such as companies that are at least 40% owned by non-executive employees and those that have workforce development programs to support individuals with barriers to employment.

Compensation & Wages3.5
Training & Education1.9
Worker Ownership2.1
Management & Worker Communication1.3
Job Flexibility/Corporate Culture1.6
Occupational Health & Safety1.1

Community 18.3

The Community Impact Area evaluates a company's engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity, and inclusion; economic impact; civic engagement; charitable giving; and supply chain management. In addition, this section recognizes business models that are designed to address specific community-oriented problems, such as poverty alleviation through fair trade sourcing or distribution via microenterprises, producer cooperative models, locally focused economic development, and formal charitable giving commitments.

Job Creation2.4
Diversity & Inclusion1.8
Civic Engagement & Giving3.7
Local Involvement4.2
Suppliers, Distributors & Product5.3

Environment 35.0

The Environment Impact Area evaluates a company's overall environmental management practices as well as its impact on the air, climate, water, land, and biodiversity. This includes the direct impact of a company's operations and, when applicable, its supply chain and distribution channels. This section also recognizes companies with environmentally innovative production processes and those that sell products or services that have a positive environmental impact. Some examples might include products and services that create renewable energy, reduce consumption or waste, conserve land or wildlife, provide less toxic alternatives to the market, or educate people about environmental problems.

Land, Office, Plant4.5
Transportation, Distribution & Suppliers1.0
+ Designed to Conserve Manufacturing Process18

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2019 Overall B Impact Score82.8

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