Raised so far to protect and
regenerate our natural world
Trees protected in threatened
KG CO2 captured by
restored soils on UK farms
DEAR WORLD LEADERS
We are a coalition of 25 breweries who’ve come together to call on you to respond to the global climate and nature crisis.
Our message is simple. We are in a climate emergency. According to the latest IPCC report, global temperatures are set to rise by more than 1.5oC above pre-industrial levels over the next 20 years. We face worsening wildfires and flooding, loss of habitats and species, and threats to lives and livelihoods. There’s no time to waste.
One of the fastest and most equitable measures to tackle the crisis is to reduce food waste. Food systems are responsible for one-third of GHG emissions and 80% of deforestation. However one-third of the world’s food is never eaten, which means the land and resources used and greenhouse gases emitted in producing it were unnecessary.
We need you, our global governments, along with businesses and groups with the power to influence the food system, to come together and change the status quo.
WE’RE TAKING A STAND.
Led by Toast Ale, we’ve created the Companion Series. This limited-edition collection of beers uses surplus bread to prevent food waste and reduce demand for natural resources. It will raise £65,000 for conservation and regenerative agriculture organisations so we can protect 3.25 million trees in threatened tropical rainforests, and sequester 360 tCO2 in agricultural soils (which also store more water and support biodiversity).
We’re competing businesses but we are uniting because the climate and nature crisis is bigger than us all. The word ‘companion’, from the Latin ‘com’ (together with) and ‘panis’ (bread), represents the need for collaboration. To solve this systemic problem, we need systemic change, and that needs everyone who can to co-operate and work together.
NOW WE’RE LAYING DOWN THE GAUNTLET FOR YOU.
At the Glasgow COP26 climate talks, you had a once in a lifetime opportunity to protect people and nature from the effects of the global climate crisis. We now need you to find a way forward - to agree robust and wide-ranging targets to halt further warming, and co-operate in taking action to meet them.
HERE’S TO TACKLING THE CLIMATE AND NATURE CRISIS, TOGETHER.
Toast Ale, Adnams, Beavertown, Bedlam Brewery, Better World Brewery, Brixton Brewery, Five Points Brewery, Fyne Ales, Guinness, Harbour Brewery, Hepworth Brewery, Ignition Brewery, Meantime, Northern Monk, Orbit, Sambrooks, Signature Brew, Stroud Brewery, Tap Social Movement, Tooth & Claw Brewing, Unity BrewIng Co, Utopian Brewery, Wild Card Brewery, Windsor & Eton Brewery, Wold Top Brewery.