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2017 Green/Sustainable Business of the Year: Fremont Brewing

by Greater Seattle Business Association
| Dec 28, 2017

The GSBA Business & Humanitarian Awards honor businesses and business leaders who are successful, exemplify the highest standards of their profession, promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace, demonstrate leadership and invest time and resources into their community.

Sara_Nelson2017 Green/Sustainable Business of the Year: Fremont Brewing, Sara Nelson, Owner

Fremont Brewing, co-founded by Sara Nelson and her husband, Matt Lincecum, is the third largest independently-owned craft brewery in Washington and their Interurban IPA is the nation’s best-selling independent, packaged IPA sold in the state. Besides making delicious beer and maintaining consistently high quality, Fremont gained a reputation early on as a “green brewery” because of their zero-waste practices and use of organic ingredients. From the beginning sustainability has been a core value for Fremont Brewing, infusing everything they do – from brewing operations to employee benefits, to civic engagement, generous donations program, ingredient procurement, and more. They are nationally recognized for leadership in sustainability and commitment to triple bottom line sustainability – environmental, economic, and social sustainability – which lies at the foundation of everything they do from providing excellent benefits to their employees and their families to giving back to the community, to all things traditionally thought of as “green.” They do this in three main ways: in their production operations and infrastructure, by procuring and promoting sustainably grown ingredients and through advocacy and leadership at the local, state, and national levels. The National Brewers Association’s rates them in the top tier for water, electricity, and gas conservation.
 
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