Brewers Association (BA) Sustainability Mentor John Stier plays an important role in the efforts of the BA sustainability subcommittee.
Sustainability Mentor’s Role
John’s role is to help current members and future generations to brew the highest quality beers in a manner that:
- strengthens the value of their businesses
- increases the resiliency of the natural environment and agricultural systems that provide the brewing ingredients
Key Responsibility: Benchmarking Project
Stier spearheads the BA Benchmarking Project. His responsibilities include soliciting data collection for the annual BA Benchmarking Report, data verification and input in developing the report. Most importantly, Stier assists BA members as they learn to utilize the BA Benchmarking Tools. The Benchmarking Tools include iEHS Mobile Metrics, software that allows data input from both a desk top computer and mobile device, and the Sustainability Dashboard, interactive software that allows brewers to track energy and water use as well as compare their performance to other breweries with similar annual production.
In addition, Stier is available to help BA members identify simple, quick and sustainable return-on-investment projects in their breweries.
I am excited to expand my role with the BA as the sustainability mentor. My overarching goal is to help the sector continue to grow and produce the highest quality beers in a responsible manner. I am driven by a passion to share my experiences with other brewers to accelerate the path towards increased growth, greater profitability and lower environmental footprints. — John Stier
Stier can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org