2016 Sustainability Report


Some have theorized that the discovery of brewing greatly influenced early mankind to settle down and create communities. At YCH, we believe that nothing creates community like hoisting a pint to the artisan farmers and brewers who collaborated to make it happen. Together with our grower-owners and brewing customers, we are dedicated to sustaining that culture.

The journey to embed sustainability into our culture is inspired by a generational connection to the land our growers nurture and till, the communities in which we live and work, and the people who work alongside us so that at the end of the day, we can hoist a pint in celebration of life. By publicly setting sustainability goals and holding ourselves accountable for achieving them, we embrace the notion that every decision we make either brings us closer to a sustainable future or farther away.

The story of our journey is outlined on the pages of this report. We have progressed in many areas since the last report and where progress has been slow, accelerated plans have been established. Every dollar we spend, every minute we live, and every decision we make is a vote for what we want our future to become. Our vision is to be a responsible neighbor, an asset to our communities, and to enrich the lives of all we encounter.

We hope that you will take time to review the content contained within, but also consider the environment before choosing to print. Collectively, we can all contribute to the preservation of our natural resources. Over the next year, we look forward to continuing to improve and expand our sustainable efforts both on the farm and throughout our production facilities. Collectively, we can all make progress in preserving our natural resources.

We hope that you enjoy the 2016 YCH HOPS Sustainability Report.