We Are proud to be a
In February 2015, our company received certification as a B Corporation. We’re now part of a family of over 1,000 Certified B Corporations worldwide. The certification is a third-party verification of business practices dedicated to positive impact. B Corporations use the power of business to solve social and environmental issues. Hopworks is the first B Corporation brewery in the Pacific Northwest and the 7th in the world. Learn more about our certification and about B Corporations here.
“IT IS AN INCREDIBLE HONOR TO BECOME A CERTIFIED B CORPORATION AND TO SIT AMONGST THE COMPANIES THAT WE HAVE ADMIRED FOR SO LONG. Hopworks has always believed in the direct relationship between business and environmental health and it is great to have a framework to study our progress. ”
– Hopworks Brewmaster and Founder, Christian Ettinger
Since 2002, the USDA Organic certification has been a leading global force in defining the set of standards for producing organic food. From farm to table, these standards look at soil and water quality, pest control, livestock practices, and rules for food additives. Our kitchen serves a variety of USDA Certified Organic produce and our brewers create a wide variety of certified organic beers year round for patrons.
1% For The Planet
1% For The Planet is a global network of businesses, non-profits, and individuals working together for a healthy planet. Through our business and individual membership, 1% for the Planet inspires people to support environmental organizations through annual membership and everyday actions. They advise on giving strategies, certify donations, we amplify the impact of the network. Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, the 1% network is made up of more than 1200 businesses and thousands of environmental organizations. We became a member in 2016 by committing to send 1% of our beer sales to environmental causes in our region.
A leading certifier, educator and advocate for organic agriculture and products, Oregon Tilth is one of the organizations working to enforce the USDA Organic Certification. With it’s beginnings in 1974, Oregon Tilth was an early voice in the Organic movement and helped establish the USDA National Organic Program. Today they still work to balance the needs of people and the planet by focusing on core areas of certification, conservation, public health, policy and the marketplace.
Founded over a decade ago by the Pacific Rivers Council, Salmon-Safe concentrates on ensuring we have clean water—the main ingredient in beer—to support urban and agricultural watersheds. Salmon-Safe is a nonprofit third-party certifier working to protect wild rivers and salmon across the West coast. (Learn about our Water Initiative and steps we take to save water and support clean water and conservation.)
Christian Ettinger, our founder and brewmaster, joined the board of directors of Salmon-Safe in 2014. We’re grateful to be a part of such an awesome organization!
Bike Friendly Business
The League of American Bicyclists offers the Bike Friendly Business gold certification to businesses with ambitious systems for creating an atmosphere that is welcoming and encouraging of bicycle transportation. We received our certification by offering employee incentives for cycling, encouraging bicycles as a preferred mode of transport, offering ample and secure bike parking, providing repair areas, and participating in many community cycling events.