Foodbuy Supplier Showcase 2023 — Meet LION

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Lion is a leading beverage company headquartered in Sydney, Australia. With origins dating back more than 180 years, Lion is known for its commitment to quality, craftsmanship, community and sustainability, and recently became Australasia’s first large-scale carbon-neutral brewer.

Lion is a pioneer in brewing and continues to innovate across a range of adult beverages. Its core beer portfolio includes many locally loved brands in Australia and New Zealand such as XXXX, Little Creatures, Hahn, Stone & Wood, Emerson’s, Speights and Panhead, and a growing craft beer presence in the US, having brought New Belgium and Bell’s Brewery into the fold.

Lion also has an enviable portfolio of NZ wine brands, a premium fine wine business in North America, a craft spirits distribution arm in Australia in Vanguard Luxury Brands, and Yarra Valley-based Four Pillars Gin. Lion employs more than 4,000 people across its markets.

WorldFirst™ and Focus on Sustainability

Recent Achievements in Environmental Sustainability with Industry-scale Outcomes and Local Impact

  • In 2020, Lion signed an industry-first, aggregated solar PPA, achieving 100% renewable electricity in NSW while taking over 200 pubs & clubs with them
  • In 2022, Lion produced Australia’s first zero alcohol carbon neutral beer using exclusive nature-based solutions at Woodlands Station near Charleville Qld
  • In 2023, Lion became the first major brewer to source 100% renewable electricity for all Australian operations.

Lion’s Reconciliation Journey

  • Launched their partnership with Karrkad Kanjdji Trust who work with Indigenous women ranger groups in Arnhem Land.
  • Announcing their support for the Uluru Statement From the Heart & begin building capability around what it means to support.
  • Launched their Innovate RAP at the iconic XXXX Brewery in March 2023.

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