Our Journey to Net Zero
At Full Circle Brew Co, our unwavering commitment lies in establishing ourselves as a leading exemplar of sustainability within the brewing industry. Although our journey began amidst the challenges of COVID, we persevered with the determination to prioritize this vital pledge, which briefly took a backseat until 2023. Presently, we proudly embrace the opportunity to earnestly pursue our ambitious objective of achieving Net Zero by 2030.
The ethos behind our brewery's name, Full Circle, resonates profoundly with our core mission. We are resolute in transcending mere rhetoric and 'Green washing,' and instead, we meticulously infuse sustainability into every facet of our decision-making process. Through this holistic approach, we aim to set new industry standards and inspire positive change, thereby leaving a lasting mark on the sustainable future of brewing.
Recognizing the carbon footprint of the products you purchase holds utmost significance. It empowers you to make well-informed choices that go beyond merely considering the product's quality or taste, extending to its environmental impact.
To facilitate such awareness, we have taken a proactive step by prominently displaying the carbon footprint of our canned beer on each label. Keep an eye out for the logo below the next time you grab a few cans, as we believe in fostering transparency and enabling our customers to actively contribute to a greener future through their purchase decisions.
At Full Circle, we have established a partnership with Zevero, utilizing their expertise to assess our emissions. We take immense pride in being an active participant in their online auditing platform, which empowers us to continually gauge our monthly emissions. This valuable tool brings us closer to comprehending the intricacies of our carbon footprint, identifying hotspots, and pinpointing areas where we can effectively curtail our environmental impact.
Why is decarbonisation software important?
The investment in decarbonisation software brings multiple benefits to our brewery. It ensures compliance with strict climate change regulations and carbon reduction targets set by governments worldwide, helping us effectively track and manage emissions. Working with Zevero, our Decarbonisation partner, we identify energy inefficiencies and carbon-intensive processes, leading to cost savings, improved efficiency, and long-term financial gains. Additionally, this commitment to sustainability appeals to environmentally-conscious customers and partners, while also mitigating climate-related risks and fostering innovation within our operations. Furthermore, the software aids in optimizing our supply chain's environmental impact by collaborating with suppliers and making informed decisions to reduce carbon emissions associated with procurement, production, and transportation. Overall, embracing decarbonisation software sets us on a path of responsible growth and environmental stewardship.
Moreover, the platform allows us to closely monitor our emissions in relation to our carbon offsetting projects, ensuring we stay on track with our climate change mitigation efforts. Concurrently, we explore the need for additional offsetting projects while striving to lower in-house emissions. Our collaboration with Klimate has been instrumental in these endeavors, and we invite you to learn more about this meaningful partnership in the section below.
We firmly believe that initiating and sustaining emission measurement is crucial for driving meaningful change. By diligently quantifying our emissions, we contribute to greater industry awareness of the environmental impact we generate, thus fostering a culture of emission reduction.
- Ben Cleary - FCBC Sustainability Lead
- Nitrogen Generation - Removing nearly 90% of our overall bulk CO2 purchasing in the brewery for brewery requirements.
- Improved brewing techniques - Working closely with Zevero and Brew Resourceful to reduce our overall energy costs per brew along with new techniques and euqipment modifications to get our brewing efficiency from 88.7% up to around 97% which will put as an industry leader. It'll not only reduce our overall energy costs but reduce our raw ingredients considerably.
- Smart Plugs - Considerable reduction in energy used across all single phase usage in the brewery.
- CO2 Recapture
- Renewable green energy contract
- Yeast Repitching
Carbon removal is a critical strategy in the fight against climate change. It involves investing in projects that remove greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere, effectively balancing out our carbon footprint. As individuals, businesses, and organizations strive to lower their emissions, carbon removal provides a practical solution to address those emissions that are challenging or impossible to eliminate entirely. By supporting projects such as renewable energy initiatives, reforestation efforts, and sustainable development, carbon removal helps to counteract the impact of our carbon-intensive activities. Embracing carbon removal not only demonstrates a commitment to environmental responsibility but also contributes to global efforts in mitigating the effects of climate change and building a more sustainable future for generations to come. We've invested 10% of our total tCO2e per year in 2022.
Klimate - carbon removals partner
Klimate is a climate tech start-up founded in 2021 with its headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Klimate was founded on the realisation that a lot of good money is being wasted on bad offsets. This is wasteful at best, and greenwashing at worst. We’ve made it our mission to help companies do better when they do good.
Klimate provides access to high-quality, innovative, and verifiable carbon removal solutions aligned with science.
Klimate’s core purpose is to scale and accelerate the development of carbon removal methods and technologies needed to achieve the targets set forth by the Paris Agreement.
We are a small team of professionals dedicated to making a dent in the climate challenge. We each have our own specialities but are all motivated by the same thing: using business and technology to make a positive impact on reducing climate change.
Klimate sources, analyses, and finances carbon removal projects from all over the world to support and scale the best solutions. Klimate’s portfolios include various carbon removal methods, from planting trees in a forest to more complex Direct Air Capture projects.
Klimate evaluates carbon removal projects according to two different categories (listed below). We collect answers from the supplier in question and each question provides a score that we then aggregate to get the co-benefits of the project.
👥 Social benefits
Resulting from its activities, carbon removal projects can generate social benefits, such as jobs and welfare. But they can also cause social harms, such as loss of livelihoods or noise pollution. Both aspects must be considered.
🌎 Environmental benefits
Carbon removal projects can generate environmental benefits, such as biodiversity or clean air. But they can also cause environmental harms, such as waste, pollution, or biodiversity loss. Both aspects must be considered.
enhanced weatheringUNDO UK
Enhanced weathering (EW) is a geochemicalcarbon removal solutionthat speeds up the natural weathering process. Weathering involves a series of chemical reactions that removeCO₂from the atmosphere and ultimately stores the carbon securely in minerals.
Blue carbonRunning Tide
Ocean blue carbon is a method that taps into the carbon sequestration potential of ocean biomass and the power of our oceans’ currents.CO₂ is permanently removed from the atmosphere by transporting seaweed to the middle of the ocean and sinking the carbon-rich biomass to its depths.