Great Lakes Brewing Company is a principle-centered, environmentally respectful and socially conscious company committed to crafting fresh, flavorful, high-quality beer and food for the enjoyment of our customers.

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Great Lakes Brewing Company® was founded on sustainable principles well before the word “sustainability” came into vogue. Building a better business led to consideration of our employees’ and community’s best interests, energy and water conservation, a commitment to local resources and economies, prudent relationship-based growth, and of course, innovative and high-quality products. In 2009, our 21st year in business, we wanted to quantify how well we were executing against these lofty commitments, so we began producing an annual Sustainability Report.

We accept that as a company we will never be perfect, but we strive to do our best to improve our processes and lessen our impact wherever possible, and to be honest and transparent with our staff and our customers. The annual GLBC Sustainability Report provides a view of our progress.

Our fourth Sustainability Report, "Navigating the Craft Climate, with Respect for our Climate", released in April 2014, documents our sustainability story and establishes the environmental, social, and economic goals that we intend to achieve within three years."

To download a PDF of our most recent report, please click the link to the right.

If you would like an uncompressed version of the report, or to learn more about our sustainability programs, please email Environmental Programs Manager Saul Kliorys at