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Double Dutch gains B Corp status

UK-based Double Dutch has become the first major mixer producer to secure B Corp certification.

Double Dutch range
Heineken-backed Double Dutch was founded in 2015

Double Dutch is now among 120 drinks businesses in the UK to have gained B Corp status.

The brand, founded by Dutch twin sisters Raissa and Joyce de Haas, achieved a B Corp score of 86.9 points – above the average applicant score of 50.9. Businesses need a minimum score of 80 to achieve the accreditation.

“We hope that together with the other brilliant beverage brands that have been awarded this prestigious status, we can help the industry to make easy and sustainable choices with a great range of high-quality products without compromise,” the founders said.

Since 2022, Double Dutch has offset over 140,000 kilos of CO2 in the UK by planting trees in Somerset, England, resulting in its status as a carbon-neutral brand.

The brand has also strived for inclusivity in the industry through initiatives such as its Female Bartending scholarship programme.

The company has cut down plastic use by 30% since 2021 and is working with TooGood2Go and Fareshare to help reduce food waste in dated stock. The brand’s glass bottles are currently made with 20% recycled glass, and it aims to reach 25% by 2026. Double Dutch has also launched its drinks range in recyclable aluminium cans.

“As founders, sustainability has always been at the heart of our business philosophy,” said Raissa and Joyce de Haas.

“We are immensely proud to lead the way and this recognition reflects our commitment to sustainability and highlights our role as a catalyst for positive change within our industry. Through the process, we have gained valuable insights and are dedicated to upholding these high standards for the future.”

Double Dutch is available in 46 countries and is the exclusive tonic used by Soho House in the UK.

The brand grew its distribution by 63% last year.

The family behind beer giant Heineken acquired a 10% stake in Double Dutch in June 2020.

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