OUR SOURCING POLICY
Dec 14, 2023
We believe even as a small team, that by caring about the provenance of our ingredients, by telling an important story through great beers and by caring about our suppliers, we have a sustainable approach to craft beer and can do well by doing good while hopefully having some fun too. So what exactly do we do when we say we ‘do business by doing good’?
Hiver sources raw honey from independent British beekeepers, we sponsor a number of beehives and we run really fun experiences that also help spread knowledge about the role our furry friends play in our environment. We also believe that supporting our beekeepers through purchase is one of the best ways to support British bees and since Beekeepers tell us that the best way to support bee populations is by planting for bees, every web order at Hiver is despatched with a free seasonal pack of seeds too. We’re working towards our B-Corp accreditation and pledge to donate 10% of profits to pollinator and green spacing projects as we grow.
Having started by thinking about bees, the ethos of treading lightly and of sourcing ‘all-British' became as important as the strive for the best fresh and natural brew. So, you can be sure that Hiver will also always go the extra mile to work with local suppliers, like the people that kiln our glass, produce our labels and stamp our business cards. This means that we have a low carbon footprint with less travel miles on our beers than others as well as being proud to support UK industries through purchase.So, whether you’re enjoying a Hiver with friends, attending an Experience or planting some of our free seeds for bees there’s hopefully lots of reasons to feel good about choosing a Hiver.