Premier's Award for Environmental Excellence

A special honour for an exceptional finalist in this year’s awards.

This award is presented to the most outstanding nomination from across all of the 2017 Green Globe Award categories.

The recipient is chosen for their exemplary leadership, vision and innovation, and for showing courage and conviction in overcoming obstacles to deliver outstanding benefits to the environment, community and economy.

2017 winner

Stone & Wood Brewing Company: good beer is our thing

Wood Brewing line up of All Year Beer in bottlesHailing from Byron Bay, Stone & Wood brews handcrafted beer. It’s a business that brings to life everything that is great about village breweries – a philosophy of connection with the local community – and reflects what a contemporary business should be.

‘Traditionally, a brewery didn’t just supply fresh beer to the locals, ’says James Perrin the company’s sustainability manager. ‘It could also be relied upon to help support the wider community.’

The think-local approach is a part of Stone & Wood’s core business ethos. The company aims to have more than half their beer sold within a three-hour drive of the brewery and they also give priority to local independent pubs and bottle shop.

‘At Stone & Wood we are committed to taking care of the earth that we walk on,’ says James. ‘After all, this is the only planet with beer.’

The judges’ choice is an organisation that has an impressive business model, and demonstrates community and environmental leadership and vision. They are setting a fantastic example by forming multiple local partnerships to improve resource efficiency.