We're a small family-run outfit. Serious about giving our customers the
service they need, but small enough so that we can concentrate on
quality rather than quantity.
We've had a number of people ask us about the renewably powered thing.
"Have you got a windmill then?" Well, no, we haven't, but by working
with our supplier "Good Energy", we can assure our customers
that all the power used in our brewery is 100% renewable electricity,
from wind, wave, small scale hydro and solar power. This will have
generated zero grams of CO2 and zero
grams of high-level radio-active waste.
"And what about your van? Does that run on veggie oil?" As it happens, no. But
we buy "offsets" to make up for some of our impact.
In the last year we've offset 7.24 tonnes of CO2
(about 14000 miles-worth) through support of
Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) clean energy projects in developing countries that have generated CER credits.
CDM projects are fully verified to Kyoto / United Nations (UN) standards via an independent Designated Operating Entity.
These CER offsets are retired / cancelled through the UK Environmental Agency's carbon registry.
We do our best to manage our waste responsibly. Glass, plastic and paper is separated for recycling.
Spent grain goes off to a local farmer for pig feed.
Our waste hops go to local allotments, where they make excellent compost.
(The beer is excellent also.)
Our Environmental Policy
We recognise our responsibility to manage the environmental impacts
of our activities, products and services. We have assessed our
activities and identified that our significant environmental
aspects/impacts include water and electricity usage and waste
In order to promote good environmental practices, our Policy with
regard to the environment is as follows:-
1. To identify the significant environmental impacts of our
2. To develop suitable objectives, targets and management programmes,
applying appropriate operational procedures to minimise our
significant environmental impacts.
3. To comply with relevant legislation, regulation and other
requirements relating to our significant environmental impacts.
4. To prevent pollution, minimise our inputs of utilities and
resources and the outputs of emissions to the atmosphere, effluents
to waters/sewers and wastes to disposal facilities; endeavouring to
re-use, recover or recycle materials where practicable.
5. To ensure that environmental responsibilities are defined,
communicated and understood at all levels within our organisation and
provide appropriate training where needed.
6. To communicate, co-operate and respond to the views of interested
parties, customers and the general public, on environmental issues,
where this is practicable and likely to result in an overall improved
7. To strive for continual improvement in overall environmental
Rebecca Stringer and Jonathan Kyme 22/11/2013