In late 2020, 4 Pines Brewing Co. partnered with Landcare Australia to deliver a project that will enhance sustainable agriculture outcomes in the brewer’s supply chain. This project kicks-off 4 Pines’ 1% for the Planet commitment.
1% for the Planet is a global organisation that exists to ensure the planet and future generations thrive. As a member of 1% for the Planet, 4 Pines is donating 1% of its revenue from three of its beers (Pale Ale, Extra Refreshing Ale or Pacific Ale) to Landcare Australia and two other not-for-profit organisations. To fund the Landcare Australia project, 4 Pines donated 1% of the revenue from over one million of these three beers.
In 2021, Landcare Australia identified the sustainability needs of Ryefield Hops, a family-owned hop farm in southern NSW that supplies 4 Pines. Based on the outcomes, in 2021-2022, Landcare Australia is designing and delivering an on-ground agriculture project that demonstrates 4 Pines’ commitment to sustainable agriculture in Australia. Read about this project.
Giving back to Ryefield Hops is something 4 Pines is incredibly proud of, especially as Jade, Karen and Morgan from Ryefield had a rough 2019. Their farm was badly impacted by the severe drought and bushfires resulting in no hop harvest for the 2020 season.
In late 2021, when 4 Pines became the official beer partner of the Australian men’s cricket team for the 2021/2022 summer of cricket, they also expanded their partnership with Landcare Australia by committing to plant four trees for every four scored by the men’s national team between December 2020 and January 2021. This translates to 4 Pines funding the planting of 44,444 native Australian trees, shrubs and groundcovers at Cape Jervis on South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula. Read more about this project.
As well as their 1% for the Planet beers, 4 Pines is one of only two certified B-Corp Brewers in Australia. Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and accountability to balance profit and purpose.