B Impact Report

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Brewery Vivant

Certified Since: May, 2014
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Sector: Manufacturing

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Located in a former funeral home chapel in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Brewery Vivant specializes in Belgian and French inspired beers and fare. What makes Vivant unique is the way they approach their craft and operate their business. The core of Brewery Vivant can be found at the crossroads of three passions:A love of the tradition and artistic approach of the Belgian & French styles of beers;Running the business according to the three pillars of sustainability – Environmental Integrity, Social Equity, and Economic Viability;A focus on sharing the experience of how beer and food can be paired to uplift the enjoyment of both.

The word "vivant" translates as "to be alive", or "to be lively" which is fitting to the type of brewery they strive to be. "Bon vivant" (the good life) is often used in reference to people who enjoy eating and drinking well...and that is what Brewery Vivant is all about.

Since opening in 2010, Brewery Vivant has published an annual sustainability report titled “Beer the change…” (include link) which documents their progress towards 12 sustainability goals including producing 0 waste, 90% of expenses with local suppliers, 10% of profits to charities and 200 volunteer hours.

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