We understand that we have a large impact on the environment, it takes a lot of water & soil to grow the ingredients we use in beer + more water to make it! And as a company that has both brewing & hospitality operations, we use a lot of resources. At 4 Pines we’re on a continuous journey to do the best we can & we take our role of earth stewards seriously, we have & will always continue to explore new ways to be water, energy & resource efficient.
Here's some of the actions we’re taking to lighten our footprint across our breweries, venues & HQ;
As a team of Zero Waste Dreamers, we’re continually looking for ways to reduce what we send to landfill, currently diverting approx. 90% of our waste. Our brewers spent grain becomes cattle feed, spent yeast becomes a soil remedial product, and in most of our venues and at our HQ we divert our organic waste to be commercially composted. There are so many little projects we undertake to help reduce our waste as we continue to experiment & explore new ways.
100% Renewable Electrical Energy – We’ve installed solar panels at our HQ which covers approximately 25% of our energy needs on site, we also supplement with a Power Purchase Agreement across all our owned & operated sites on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, with the power being supplied by a solar & wind farms in NSW.
We have tracked our GHG Emissions through meticulous method since 2020, and this year we will be setting transparent Science-backed Targets to inform our ambitious journey to Net Zero. We’re big believers in reducing emissions first & only ‘offsetting’ what can’t be eliminated. As part of our Net Zero ambition, we also have an audacious goal to replace our aging brewhouse with a fully electric-powered Brewhouse before 2026. When successful, this will remove all fossil-fuel usage from beer-making processes at our Brookvale HQ.
We also choose to support B Corps & 1% for the Planet members where we can, for example all our venues, breweries & offices stock Who Gives a Crap toilet paper.
‘Don’t let perfect, get in the way of good’(Voltaire & Kiera Murphy)