March 2022 is a B Corp Month and it's a great opportunity to recognize, celebrate and share the love for companies that use their power to be better for people and the planet. We appreciate the passion and dedication B Corps take to help solve social and environmental problems around the world. Our drinks collection at Lassou includes some amazing B Corp certified drinks brands. Discover our B Corp brands at Lassou.
Why does B Corp certification matter?
The B Corporation Certification is an innovative way to set the bar for business performance high. With this designation, businesses are judged on their verified responsiveness and transparency across multiple factors including employee benefits or charitable contributions to supply chain practices and input materials.
The B Lab Certification Process is an in-depth analysis of all aspects of a business with a particular focus on governance, community and sustainability.
B Certified drinks to try
Here are five UK drinks brands that achieved B Corp certification:
Avallen is a Certified B Corp and proud member of 1% For The Planet.
Avallen calvados is sustainable to its very core: from apple trees that help to reduce the CO2 emissions, to all-natural ingredients which are just apples, water, and time, to zero waste apple labels, to supporting bees population and being a member of 1% for the Planet. Everything is done with the purpose to give back to mother nature and keep our planet as crisp and fresh as every sip of Avallen calvados!
Avallen has been recognised as the world’s most sustainable spirit at both the 2021 Drinks Business ‘Green Awards’ and Just-Drinks Excellence Awards, as well as ‘Best Speciality Calvados’ at the World Calvados Awards.
Buy your bottle of the most planet-positive spirits from Lassou! Shop Avallen.
Freestar is a non-alcoholic beer brand certified by Benefit Corporations. Freestar developed a new way of beer production which lies in skipping the yeast component and blending beer instead of brewing it. They also use their own produced “banging mix” that consists of handpicked ingredients to create the complex flavour profile.
The Freestar method of beer making is also beneficial for nature as it emits 90% less CO2, uses 80% less energy, 80% less water and ends up with 70% less waste.
Are you excited about this zero booze beer as much as we are? Then buy a Freestar Beer Pack at Lassou and enjoy!
Sapling vodka is both planet-positive and delicious B Corp spirit! When you choose Sapling you will enjoy both delicious homegrown spirits and making the world a better place.
For every bottle you buy, a tree is planted. On each bottle a unique code tells you what tree was planted where and a little about the planting project. From fruit trees in London to Oak trees in Bristol, its the local communities who benefit from Sapling planting projects. One tree can absorb up to 1.5 tonnes of carbon in its lifetime. Making a bottle of vodka emits about 2.5kg of carbon. You could say each bottle of Sapling pays back over 535 times.
Climate positive and delicious? Cheers to Sapling vodka. Buy here.
Small Beer is the first B Corp certified brewery in London. The company has developed a new method of beer brewing which helps to reduce the water intake. To make one pint of small beer, only 1 ½ pint of water is needed instead of 8-10 pints needed for typical beer production. These numbers inspired positive changes across the other beer makers.
Small Beer Brew Co uses sustainable sources of electricity — wind, sun, and sea. They are supporting the 100% Green Gas revolution and now 12% of their gas is green and the other is frack-free. The used grain is carefully collected and delivered to a farm partner and used as a feed for cows. This helps to reduce the waists as well as to support the local farmers.
Nc'nean is an independent, organic whisky distillery that exists to create experimental spirits and pioneer sustainable production.
Nc'Nean Distillery was certified by Environmental Strategies Limited as Net Zero Distillery. What does it mean? That means that the emissions created from the production of their organic whisky and botanical spirits are less than the amount of the emissions that they remove from the atmosphere. Can you imagine that?!
The distillery is powered by green energy only, their spirits are made with certified organic barley and handpicked botanicals. Nc'Nean distillery is also zero-waste to landfill and their spirits are bottled and packed in recyclable and plastic-free materials. We'll drink to that!
Our distillery was built with a promise to the environment, that we would always do our utmost to protect the planet. This meant that from the outset that B Corp was something we really wanted to achieve - say at Nc’nean.