Stone & Wood Brewing Company

Beverage Manufacture

Byron Bay, New South Wales

Australia

stoneandwood.com.au

About Stone & Wood Brewing Company

For Stone & Wood, good beer is their thing. In 2008, three friends who’d earned their stripes in the beer industry, dreamt of the day they could quit ‘working for the man’ and get back to the basics established Stone & Wood. They chose to build their brewery in Byron Bay; a place renown for its natural beauty and laid-back, conscious lifestyle.

Nestled at the eastern tip of Australia, Stone & Wood made their home in a part of the world where people enjoy having a beer when relaxing after catching a wave, catching a band at the pub, or just catching up with friends. Stone & Wood brew beer for times like these, beer that is simply good to drink and celebrates a lifestyle of taking things slow and keeping it simple.

At Stone & Wood we say good beer is our thing; just as a good person is defined by their actions and the way they behave, we believe good businesses are defined by their actions and the way they go about achieving success. Through our Ingrained (community), Green Feet (environment) and Brewlife (people) programs we strive to be a business that puts people first. The B Corp accreditation is an affirmation that our practices and philosophies are aligned with a global movement of good businesses focused on adding value to all stakeholders, not just shareholders.

The Change We Seek®

Stone & Wood take a fresh approach to brewing handcrafted beer in one of the most beautiful places on earth. They strive to bring to life the combination of what was great about village breweries, and what a contemporary business should be. Through their Ingrained, Green Feet and Brewlife initiatives, Stone & Wood bring to life their belief in brewing for the community, supporting the people who support them, and treading lightly on this earth.

Traditionally, a brewery didn’t just supply fresh beer to the locals, it was a gathering place and could be relied upon to help support the wider community. Through Ingrained they support local grassroots causes and charities to assist in creating sustainable social and environmental outcomes.

Stone & Wood’s Green Feet program is pioneering environmental sustainability in the Australian brewing industry. They are constantly striving to reduce, reuse, recycle, and reimagine the way they make use of ingredients and resources to minimize their footprint on the Earth.

As an employee owned business, Stone & Wood ensure that the people most vital to their success have a stake in the outcome, and invest in the wellbeing and development of their team.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

August 2016
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.

41
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.

21
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
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.

12
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.

8
6
Overall B Score
82
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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