The new deadline for submitting data for the first ever Brewers Association sustainability benchmarking report has been extended to October 1, 2015. This report will not only further advance the image of craft brewing as a sustainable sector, but will also provide brewers valuable insight to drive profitability and lower environmental footprints.
What are the benefits of participation?
Craft breweries that participated in the 2014 pilot benchmarking and target setting exercise identified the potential for significant cost savings. These savings ranged from $35,000 to $235,000 annually for small to larger craft breweries.
Members that participate in the 2015 benchmarking study will be assigned a username and password to allow for monthly online data entry from a desktop or mobile device. This will include access to multiple queries allowing specific brewery comparisons against various production levels, geographic regions and operating configurations. Participants will also be allowed to enter target usage and cost values and track ongoing monthly performance against targets.
How do I participate?
There is no cost to participate in the benchmarking project. Interested breweries should contact Antea Group Project Manager John Stier for more information. You will be provided with instructions on how to input monthly 2014 utility and production data into an excel file. Full year 2014 data submitted prior to September 1 will be included in the formal benchmarking study to be published at the end of 2015.