We want to run a business that’s as sustainable as possible – which is why we’re measuring our impact.
Brewing a positive impact
Reducing food waste is just part of the story. Because we use bread to replace a quarter of the virgin barley in every brew, our beer production uses less water, land and energy, and creates fewer emissions.
Toward net zero emissions
We’re committed to running a low impact business. Thanks to the Toitū Carbon Assess platform, we’re able to calculate our carbon emissions. In our first year to June 2021, we offset unavoidable carbon emissions for Citizen by supporting native forest restoration projects. Our next challenge is to work towards net zero across all our operations and production processes.
A certified B-Corp brew partner
Our amazing brew partners, Sawmill Brewery, are New Zealand's only Certified B Corp brewers, which means they achieve the highest environmental and social standards.
Bread rescued, plastic saved
Each can of Citizen beer uses the fermentable sugars from one slice of rescued surplus bread that would otherwise have gone to waste or low value stock feed. Slice by slice, it adds up. In fact for every brew we put down, we rescue 280 loaves. We also upcycle the plastic bread bags and tags into fenceposts thanks to our friends at Future Post!