Ocean Born Foundation

The OBF is an international, grant giving organisation. Our goal is to bring competitive products to market, responding to market demand while ensuring they are produced with the least environmental impact possible. All profits (that’s right, 100%) from our brands and products are given out as grants or donations by the foundation to organisations and projects dedicated to ocean clean-up and conservation.

At Ocean Born we do this in the recognition that we are interconnected with nature and with each other, and what we do to the planet and its living creatures, we do to ourselves. 

Our goal is to mitigate the adverse effects we as humans are causing our oceans. Climate change and the rapid deterioration of the oceans are a fact. 

Doing something about it is a choice. 

Business as a driver for change

100% back to the oceans

Purpose & responsibility

Mission & Vision

Mission: 

To accelerate ocean clean-up and conservation by bringing to market an environmentally friendly brand of which 100% of profits are invested into protecting the ocean.

Vision:

We envision a healthy blue planet. We aim to limit human-induced damage and restore ecosystems because we believe empowered consumers willwhere they do not reduce consumption, choose ethical brands that minimize environmental impact and fund ocean conservation and clean-up. For the long-term benefit of all life on Earth.

Our mission and vision stem from the recognition that all businesses have social and ecological impacts and that every form of investment, every choice of product and service, and every money flow decision creates an impact. And, de facto, if the impact is not consciously benefiting social or ecological outcomes, it is quite likely damaging them. We want to turn this on its head with the most ambitious environmental standards on our products and the higher purpose of the sale of the product to be for the oceans’ benefit.

Mission & Vision

Mission: 

To accelerate ocean clean-up and conservation by bringing to market an environmentally friendly brand of which 100% of profits are invested into protecting the ocean.

Vision:

We envision a healthy blue planet. We aim to limit human-induced damage and restore ecosystems because we believe empowered consumers willwhere they do not reduce consumption, choose ethical brands that minimize environmental impact and fund ocean conservation and clean-up. For the long-term benefit of all life on Earth.

Our mission and vision stem from the recognition that all businesses have social and ecological impacts and that every form of investment, every choice of product and service, and every money flow decision creates an impact. And, de facto, if the impact is not consciously benefiting social or ecological outcomes, it is quite likely damaging them. We want to turn this on its head with the most ambitious environmental standards on our products and the higher purpose of the sale of the product to be for the oceans’ benefit.

– The future is in your hands –

What does ocean conservation mean and why is it important?

Ocean conservation is the protection and preservation of ecosystems in the oceans and seas. It focuses on limiting human induced damage to marine ecosystems, and on restoring the damaged ecosystems.

Ocean conservation is critical because humanity depends on the oceans. The sector employs 60 million people and accounts for USD 1.5 trillion in the global economy each year. The ocean captures 30% of greenhouse gas emissions, generates over half the world’s oxygen and absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The ocean covers 70% of the Earth’s surface and plays an important role in regulating climate and weather patterns. The ocean provides resources used in the food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries. The ocean is key for marine transportation and shipping, and tourism and recreation, all areas that affect our economies and the livelihoods of many people.

In response, a growing number of organisations and individuals are developing new and creative projects to protect and restore oceans and ocean resources and to ensure that we use them responsibly and with respect. The urgency is such that we need to leverage and accelerate these existing initiatives. Ocean Born’s first product, Ocean Beer, is joining this effort. Ocean Beer is a beer with a Purpose.

Ocean conservation is the protection and preservation of ecosystems in the oceans and seas. It focuses on limiting human induced damage to marine ecosystems, and on restoring the damaged ecosystems.

Ocean conservation is critical because humanity depends on the oceans. The sector employs 60 million people and accounts for USD 1.5 trillion in the global economy each year. The ocean captures 30% of greenhouse gas emissions, generates over half the world’s oxygen and absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The ocean covers 70% of the Earth’s surface and plays an important role in regulating climate and weather patterns. The ocean provides resources used in the food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries. The ocean is key for marine transportation and shipping, and tourism and recreation, all areas that affect our economies and the livelihoods of many people.

In response, a growing number of organisations and individuals are developing new and creative projects to protect and restore oceans and ocean resources and to ensure that we use them responsibly and with respect. The urgency is such that we need to leverage and accelerate these existing initiatives. Ocean Born’s first product, Ocean Beer, is joining this effort. Ocean Beer is a beer with a Purpose.

What does ocean conservation mean and why is it important?

Great beer, clean oceans. Business with a higher purpose. 

 

Ocean Beer is the first product we are launching with the aim of creating a more sustainable world through a more purpuseful business model. 

Our commitment today:

  • Our bottles are made with recycled glass which is why are bottles are brown and can vary in colour, making each bottle unique!
  • At festivals serving our beer, we only use compostable glasses, typically half or pint, which are made from PLA, a plastic resin made from corn starch. They are clear, strong and environmentally friendly. We are also seeing more and more environmentally conscious young people arrive at festivals with their own glasses or refillable bottles thereby considerably reducing the use of single-use plastic and other disposables. In case anyone forgot theirs, we sell mugs they can later take home too.

All profits generated at Ocean Beer are used by the Ocean Born Foundation to carefully make its grants in benefit of the ocean. However, by working with reliable and serious partners, we ensure our beer has as low an impact on the environment as possible.

Great beer, clean oceans.

Business with a higher purpose.

Ocean Beer is the first product we are launching with the aim of creating a more sustainable world through a more purpuseful business model. 

All profits generated at Ocean Beer are used by the Ocean Born Foundation to carefully make its grants in benefit of the ocean. However, by working with reliable and serious partners, we ensure our beer has as low an impact on the environment as possible.

Our commitment today:

  • Our bottles are made with recycled glass which is why are bottles are brown and can vary in colour, making each bottle unique!
  • At festivals serving our beer, we only use compostable glasses, typically half or pint, which are made from PLA, a plastic resin made from corn starch. They are clear, strong and environmentally friendly. We are also seeing more and more environmentally conscious young people arrive at festivals with their own glasses or refillable bottles thereby considerably reducing the use of single-use plastic and other disposables. In case anyone forgot theirs, we sell mugs they can later take home too.
“We are at a unique stage in our history. Never before have we had such an awareness of what we are doing to the planet, and never before have we had the power to do something about that. Surely we all have a responsibility to care for our Blue Planet. The future of humanity and indeed, all life on earth, now depends on us.”
David Attenborough
English broadcaster and natural historian