Heaps Normal achieves B Corp certification

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L R Jordy-Smith, Pete Brennan, Andy Miller, Ben Holdstock

Heaps Normal has been certified by B Corp with a score of 95.1, the fifth Australian-owned brewery alongside Capital Brewing, Stone & Wood, Brick Lane, and 4 Pines.

Heaps Normal’s co-founder and CEO Andy Miller says the certification reflects the company’s commitment to initiatives that give back to people and the planet.

“B Corp is a gold standard for business done better, so we’re really proud to not only have achieved certification, but to have become the first dedicated non-alcoholic brewery in Australia to do so. We’re always looking for ways we can improve how we do business, but to have this recognition reflects the team’s hard work in putting people and the planet at the core of what we do,” says Miller.

“The B Corp mission to transform business into a force for good resonates strongly with our own. We have a standing commitment to provide a significant portion of our resources to effective charitable giving. Our aim is to make real positive impact in our community.”

Heaps Normal’s overarching Purpose Program has been modelled on B Corp’s Design to Give Impact Business Model. Heaps Normal donates 2 per cent of its annual revenue towards causes aligned with its social and environmental mission.

Partners have included OzHarvest, Support Act and the The Seabin Project. Currently, Heaps Normal’s main environmental partner is Rainforest 4 – a NFP dedicated to conservation for wildlife, climate, people, and the planet.

In 2022, Heaps Normal led a campaign called This Is Not Normal in the run up to the federal election to draw attention to the need for stronger political leadership to address climate change. The business also offers Volunteer Time Off and Matched Giving to all employees.

This year the brewery will launch a platform to support the mental health of artists, arts and music workers and venues with a particular focus on breaking down the culture of heavy boozing.

Heaps Normal is also a major partner of Sydney Rangers FC – Australia’s first and only gay and inclusive men’s football club.

Today, there are about 6,400 certified B Corps around the world with 500 of them based in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.

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