BrewDog has achieved certified B Corp status, making it the only hospitality business in the UK to achieve the accolade.

Certified B Corp companies meet the “highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose”.

Only a small handful of adjacent business in the UK hold the accolade, including foodservice supplier Vegetarian Express, Azzurri Group backer TowerBrook, craft beer companies Stroud Brewery, Toast Ale, Brewgooder and Small Beer Brew Co., food waste platform Winnow, meal kit producer Mindful Chef and Innocent Drinks.

BrewDog said the status is part of its wider commitments to ensure that it is a “planet first business”, following previous news it was the world’s first carbon negative beer business, through its work double offsetting its emissions.

James Watt, co-founder of BrewDog commented: “After decades of inaction we have a climate crisis on the horizon, and our certification as a B Corp business is another huge part of BrewDog’s commitment to considering the impact of our business decisions on the global community. B Corp is the future of business and we are proud to join an aspirational group of businesses like Patagonia and Allbirds in achieving B Corp status. Through the certification we have committed to joining the community of business leaders, who want to use their businesses as a ‘force for good’. The business landscape is changing so much and the impact of C-19 is only going to accelerate that change. The future of business is B Corp.”