At Andina Brewing Company we care… We care about our family, our company, our heritage, we care about our community! We accept the responsibility to contribute in creating a world where each of us, our society, and our planet can thrive
TO OUR ENVIRONMENT
As part of our commitment to reduce our environmental footprint we are implementing groundbreaking initiatives for resource efficiency, conservation and materials recapture within the brewing process.
Andina will be the first brewery in the world to implement The Piranha, a self-contained heat pump that extracts thermal energy from wastewater. The technology, created by International Wastewater Systems, is simple. The hot water that is discarded during the brewing process maintains a fairly constant temperature (approximately 60°F). With the heat recovery system, a heat pump is used to capture about 40% to 70% of the warmth of wastewater and transfer it to the clean water stream. Basically it takes a lot less energy to heat 60°F water to get the needed temperatures than to heat cold water. It all operates as a closed-loop system, meaning that the dirty water never touches the clean water. The system offers enormous potential for more productive use of energy.
Another clear example of our efforts to be environmentally responsible is the implementation of an ozone sanitation system. This method allows us to save energy and most importantly, our precious water.
At Andina Brewing Company we endeavour to source our local and foreign ingredients responsibly, making it a point to partner with certified sustainable suppliers that meet our environmental guidelines. We deal with suppliers that provide us with as much organic and fairly traded products as possible and we are compliant with the Ocean Wise Program, offering the finest seafood caught with ocean-friendly, sustainable & responsible practices.
To Our Community
Andina is part of a wonderful and vibrant neighbourhood and city, known for its diverse and multicultural community. As an East Vancouver brewery, we are part of an industry that is being used as a platform for the improvement of its people’s lives. We see ourselves as neighbours, not just as a business looking for profit, but also as a place to connect and help others.
To Our Artisans
We value our Colombian artisans and we are committed to empower individual and small artisan’s businesses, establishing direct relationships with them to showcase their craftsmanship and support the area from which all Andina’s genuinely handcrafted products come from.
Andina Brewing Company donates a percentage of proceeds from our merchandise sales towards programs that are effectively improving and expanding access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene services in La Guajira, Colombia.