Toast Ale has received a bigtime award in the United Kingdom. And no, the Queen wasn’t there, but we understand she does enjoy an occasional beer…
Here’s the deal…
On April 29th Toast Ale, which tackles food waste by making beer with leftover bread, was honored with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for sustainable development.
Launched in 2015 Toast Ale is all about addressing food waste and sustainability. The brewery works with bakeries to prevent surplus bread from being wasted, using it to produce its popular range of craft beers.
Toast was the first UK brewery to become a Certified B Corp. “It has open sourced its recipe and collaborates with breweries and bakeries all over the world to drive systemic change,” reports Beer Today.
And ALL of Toast Ale’s profits go to charities addressing waste in the food system.
“We’re incredibly proud to be one of 205 organizations nationally to be recognized with a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise said Co-founder, Louisa Ziane…
“We’re a small business, but have had a huge impact over the past five years, preventing over 2 million slices of bread from being wasted whilst inspiring brewers all over the world to use surplus bread.
“In the UK, (an estimated) 44% of bread is never eaten. We’re on a mission to change that by working in partnership with breweries and bakeries all over the world to create great-tasting beers that are better for the planet.”
This year, 205 businesses representing every part of the United Kingdom and a diverse range of sectors have been recognized by the Queen as among the best in the country.
The focus of this year’s awards was on Promoting Opportunity through Social Mobility, an especially important directive given the challenges that so many businesses have faced throughout the pandemic.
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