Sleeman Breweries in Guelph is the first brewery in Canada to gain 3RCertified status.
Established in 2012, 3RCertified is a voluntary program originally funded by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation, and Parks that evaluates how organizations manage solid waste using pre-established criteria. Status is awarded at one of four levels based on the total number of points earned following on-site third-party evaluation. 3RCertified also helps business understand their waste diversion and disposal performance, and most importantly, track and measure performance against goals.
“Our approach to waste is to simply avoid it wherever possible,” says Dave Klaassen, vice president of operations and logistics at Sleeman Breweries. “We are proud to offer our customers and employees the knowledge that we are taking active steps to divert as much material as possible from disposal at our Guelph facility, and look forward to continuing to meet our sustainability goals.”
Highlights of Sleeman’s Waste Reduction Initiatives: