Track & Yield: A Winner’s Guide to Safety and Sustainability Key Performance Indicators

Craft Brewers Conference 2022
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Speakers: Matt Gacioch, Matt Stinchfield

Planning, tracking, and measuring program improvements is an essential ingredient in the success of any Safety and Sustainability (SaSu) initiative. Accountability is one of five key culture drivers, but often one of the most overlooked.* In this presentation, Brewers Association ambassadors Matt Stinchfield (Safety) and Matt Gacioch (Sustainability) get you set up to be tracking and analyzing like a pro in 60 short minutes!

The Matts define types of key performance indicators (KPIs), with an emphasis on low-cost to no-cost forward-looking indicators. These suggested KPIs can be readily adopted by safety and sustainability teams, and management. These tools will help you gain immediate benefits – from understanding shortcomings to celebrating victories.

Recommended Resource: Watch Achieving Great Safety and Sustainability on a Shoestring Budget for a refresher on key cultural drivers and the importance of program accountability.

Learning Objectives:

  • Obtain working definitions of trailing and leading indicators, and their pros and cons
  • Understand distinctions and similarities of KPIs vs. OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) vs. SMART Goals
  • Learn to select indicators that lead to visible, meaningful program improvements
  • See how the best KPIs are often low-cost and low-tech
  • Review real-life examples and see the collateral benefits on workforce motivation and efficiency improvement
  • Take home lists of proven, implementable indicators and links to key resources
  • Understand how to translate KPIs beyond SaSu into other areas of their business

About the Speakers

Matt Gacioch

Matt Gacioch, Sustainability Ambassador

Brewers Association

Matt Gacioch has spent his career exploring the nuance and opportunity of sustainability within the craft beer industry, the built environment, and communities around the world. As the former Director of Sustainability and Marketing for Short's Brewing Company in Michigan, he created programs and executed sustainable design initiatives on energy, water, and waste, all while working to tell an authentic story of successes and (plenty of) road bumps. He has also worked in sustainability at Left Hand Brewing Company and in the Craft Beer Program at the Brewers Association.

Matt Stinchfield

Matt Stinchfield, Safety Ambassador

Brewers Association

Matt is the Brewers Association (BA) Safety Ambassador, member of the BA Safety Subcommittee, and a frequent speaker at conferences, state guilds, and webinars. He is lead instructor for the OSHA-funded Hazard Reduction Practices for Cleaning Draught Beer Lines course and the annual Brewery Safety Bootcamp at the Craft Brewers Conference. Currently, Matt is writing the book on brewery safety for Brewers Publications, shooting for a late 2022 release. In his spare time, he forages mushrooms and wrangles trout.