The Brewers Guild and Pink Boots NZ Collaborate for a Safe and Inclusive Brewing Industry

The Brewers Guild of New Zealand and Pink Boots NZ are committed to working together to ensure that the brewing industry in New Zealand is a safe and inclusive place for people to work and socialise.

About Pink Boots NZ

The Pink Boots Society was created to empower women beer professionals to advance their careers in the Beer Industry through Education.

You can keep up to date with Pink Boots NZ on their website and on facebook and instagram @pinkbootssocietynz

Be Part of the Conversation

We know that our community are looking for ways to be part of the conversation around supporting diversity and inclusion and also sharing their own experiences and stories.  There are a number of ways you can be part of the conversation:

Via Email

For people who would like to privately share their story with the Guild, share an idea about a solution or ask for advice on where to go to find a solution – you can email:

The inbox will be viewed by Sabrina Kunz and Kelly Ockwell.  We will endevour to respond to all of you as quickly as possible but we will read every one of them and make sure that the information informs the steps we are taking.  We will not be sharing the details of any individual email or story beyond the two of us - unless specifically agreed between us and the contributor.  You emails will be treated as confidential.  

Via Instagram

For people that would like to share their stories and suggestions on the change they would like to see in NZ beer industry, they can head to Instagram @nzbeerfam. This account has been set up by a subcommittee of Pink Boots NZ to support everyone in the beer industry (including hospitality) & is a place where you can privately share or ask that it is shared with community.  This account is a space to effect change. 

In Person

For those who would like to speak about the issues with other people, Pink Boots NZ will be co-ordinating a series of regional get togethers for people to share their thoughts and feelings and discuss the issues in a safe space.  Pink Boots in time hope for the regional get togethers to be a place to share but also a place to educate & change long term.   We will share the details of those when they are available. 

Standards of Conduct for Businesses

We encourage businesses in the brewing industry to review your internal practices and procedures and your Standards of Conduct.  Do your company values and standards and practices create an inclusive and safe place for people to work?

The Brewers Guild has Sample Standards of Conduct and employment agreement templates that address workplace legislative standards in our Member Resources area. 


Brave Noise Beer International Collaboration

If you need another great reason to review your standards of conduct - the International Brave Noise Beer collaboration advocates for safe spaces and inclusive environments by requesting breweries from around the world to be transparent with their policies and committing to long-term work.




Our Plan

The solutions are going to continue to evolve as we learn more about the issues and what our industry wants.  In the meantime this is the framework plan that is informing our work.  We will continue to update it and to be as transparent as possible about our thinking and our progress.