Beam Suntorys Sipsmith becomes an accredited B Corporation

Beam Suntory's Sipsmith becomes an accredited B Corporation

 June 02, 2021

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Sipsmith, Beam Suntory’s UK-based gin brand and pioneers of the UK craft gin industry, have been awarded B Corporation Certification.

Beam Suntory, with its iconic brands, supports long-term commitments to sustainability across every facet of its value chain, from seed to sip, as part of its Proof Positive sustainability strategy.

To be awarded the B Corporation certification, Sipsmith underwent a rigorous assessment of its impact on employees, customers, community, and the environment. Although it is just the beginning of their sustainability journey, receiving this accreditation emphasizes the brand’s long-term commitment to social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.

Sipsmith seeks to provide a safe environment for its employees to share their opinions openly. Its diversity and inclusion ambition is to be a beacon for diversity within its local area.

Award-winning culture of impact


Sipsmith was founded on an uncompromising pursuit of quality and craftmanship. With this certification, Sipsmith joins an extraordinary global community of like-minded businesses, spanning hundreds of different industries. This community has chosen to support – and be held accountable for – the acceleration of a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy. 

Constantly innovating, the Sipsmith team bring their skill, passion and flair to every gin, never compromising on quality. Sipsmith London Dry Gin has won over 30 international awards and is used by top bartenders across the globe as an essential ingredient in a wide range of classic cocktails. Sipsmith has also been placed in the UK list of ‘Cool Brands’ as selected by the British public and the Cool Brand Council.

Fueled by purpose to do things better


“We have always been fueled by purpose to do things better, and we remain driven by the idea of ‘a future made by hand,’ celebrating humanity at our core,” said Sam Galsworthy, Sipsmith Founder and Chairman of the Board. “Receiving B Corporation Certification is something we are immensely proud of, and it reflects the work and passion of every Sipsmith team member. It has been an inspiring journey so far, and we are only at the beginning. Meaningful change requires a great deal of fast paddling under the surface – it demands rigor, humility, and determination. We are excited to join this esteemed global community that seeks to make a true difference, and to further take action in support Beam Suntory’s sustainability ambitions as part of Proof Positive.”   

Sipsmith’s parent company, Beam Suntory, is a world leader in premium spirits and launched its Proof Positive sustainability strategy, underpinning long-term commitments to leave a positive impact on nature, consumers and society, aligned to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Proof Positive aims to create a more sustainable and equitable future for Beam Suntory and all its stakeholders.    

“Sipsmith’s passion to be a force for good is unsurpassed, and we are fortunate to have the energy and determination of the Sipsmith team helping lead the way on our sustainability journey,” said Albert Baladi, Beam Suntory President and CEO. “Sipsmith embodies what it means to truly take values-based action, and this certification supports Beam Suntory’s Proof Positive ambitions, setting an inspiring example for our entire business. We are incredibly proud of the work that Sam and the Sipsmith team have done to positively impact the environment, consumers and communities, in addition to creating a more equitable, vibrant workplace.”  

Sipsmith has an impressive Impact Report that covers areas such as ts environmental policy, energy use, community efforts, diversity and inclusion and company values, plus its plans for the future. 

Making a positive impact on the environment, consumers and communities

Proof Positive represents a more than $1 billion investment by Beam Suntory to make positive impacts on the environment, consumers, and communities around the world. It is a critical roadmap towards 2030, 2040, and beyond, setting sustainability ambitions to go beyond net-zero carbon emissions, reduce water use by 50 percent, invest $500 million to engage consumers to make responsible choices, donate 1 million volunteer hours, foster greater diversity, equity and inclusion, and more.   

The company’s sustainability strategy is underpinned by corporate values rooted in a strict Code of Conduct & Ethics and a rigorous Global Citizenship Policy.   

Beam Suntory will disclose progress against its targets each year. 

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