Gold Leader

New Belgium Brewing Company

Gold Leader

Fort Collins, CO

Gold member since 2008

New Belgium Brewing Company, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers, is the third largest craft brewer in the country.

Responsible Energy and Greenhouse Gas Reduction

    • Renewable energy source - On-site solar and biogas.
    • Reduced GHG emissions by 50%.

Waste Minimization & Diversion

    • Diverted 99.9% of waste from landfill.

Water Conservation & Quality

    • Water use per barrel 4.27:1 - a 20% water efficiency improvement.

Corporate Social Responsibility

    • Provide consulting and advising each year to peer businesses and organizations regarding sustainability practices.
    • Provide grant programs: Large Grant Program focuses on three cause areas of Climate Change; Land + Water; and Social Equity; the small grant focus area - Bicycle Advocacy.
    • The Beer Scouts are an interdepartmental group of coworkers who sponsor volunteer events for coworkers and community members as a means to give back and inspire positive change.
    • Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy; Glass Recycling Coalition; Conservation Colorado; Natural Resources Defense Council; American Sustainable Business Council; Brewers Association; Brewers for Clean Water; Norther Carolina Brewers Guild; Hop Quality Group; Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable; Colorado Brewers Guild.
    • In Kind Donations.