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Adnams Sustainability Story

Adnams is committed to a sustainable future. We believe that the only impact we should have, is on your tastebuds.

We leave our footprints in the sand, not on the planet.

Sustainability is fundamental to the longevity and success of our business. Our company values are rooted in making great products without costing the earth. From selecting the suppliers that we work with, through to the ingredients we use in our beers and spirits and the services we offer in our stores, pubs and hotels, we look at all the elements, to make sure we’re doing the right thing. We will continue to make our success sustainable and make a positive difference, because we believe business should be a force for good. 

OUR FOUR PILLARS

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

We have our very own beekeeper, Steve, who looks after around a million bees at our environmentally-friendly distribution centre at Reydon. We’ve encouraged wildflowers to grow, and the bees enjoy feeding from the sedum flowers growing on our green roof. Their Reydon home forms part of a bee corridor along the Suffolk coast, where our bees can stop off at points along the route. The honey is produced is used in The Crown Hotel in Southwold.

We produce grain-to-glass beers and spirits using locally grown natural ingredients. The majority of our barley is grown for us by the Holkham Estate in North Norfolk. Our rye is grown by our Chairman, Jonathan Adnams, on his farm just up the road in Reydon. Our beers and spirits taste so good thanks the East Anglian soil and climate, which produces top quality grains.

With the launch of our sustainable collaboration brew, Nevermore, we made a commitment to increase our use of English hop varieties in our beers. As well as providing some amazing flavours and aromas, they have a lower carbon footprint for us and require less irrigation. Find out more here.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Our commitment to sustainability sees us put our principles into practice, looking beyond ourselves. We want to do the right thing, the right way, across all we do; even when no one is looking. This is especially true in our commitment to sustainability, equality, diversity, and social justice.

We’re lucky that we have a beautiful beach on our doorstep, so getting out for a walk at lunchtimes is rarely a chore. We’ve developed a range of low alcohol beers and wines which can be enjoyed as part of a healthy lifestyle - remember, you can have too much of a good thing! 

Adnams is a founding member of ‘Open to Everyone, Closed to Racism.’ We share our hometown with its founder, Jessica Gregson, so we were proud to get involved with this scheme. It aims to assist businesses in visibly promoting inclusivity front-of-house, while supporting them with expertise and education behind the scenes. Find our more about our involvement here.