The Craft Maltsters Guild believes people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives are essential to building strong, healthy communities. Strong communities employ inclusive practices that allow a broad spectrum of voices to be heard, ensuring equitable access and opportunity for all.

The Guild is committed to providing equitable access to education and opportunities in the craft malt industry to all. We recognize and welcome the contributions all people bring to our industry while honoring their diversity in background, education, abilities, culture, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, and beliefs. The Craft Maltsters Guild is a community for everyone.

We offer the resources below (listed alphabetically) to assist in your business’s efforts toward equity and inclusivity. The title of each section is a link to a collection of content from a variety of industry sectors and perspectives. Additionally, there are direct links to tools that we believe are specifically relevant to businesses and professionals operating in the craft beverage industries.

Association for Talent Development – Resources for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Association for Talent Development is a nonprofit entity that has chapters in more than 120 countries and whose membership works in organizations of all sizes and in all industry sectors. Their members and customers are professionals who help others achieve their full potential by improving their knowledge, skills, and abilities in the workplace.

Brewers Association (BA) Diversity Resource Hub

Research studies increasingly show that diversity and inclusion (or D&I) can help increase a business’s bottom line, drive innovation, attract more talent, attract more customers, and create more opportunities for growth. The Brewers Association diversity best practices resources provide expert guidance to those businesses who wish to invest in diversity and inclusion but may not know where to start. View these resources and other helpful articles in the Resource Hub. The Brewers Association’s Equity and Inclusion Partner, Dr. J Jackson-Beckham, works with the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee to create these resources and provide expert guidance.

Crafted For All Commitment

The Crafted For All commitment is a pledge to drive inclusive, equitable, and just behaviors in your organization. These behaviors cultivate diversity and, in doing so, breed success. Twenty action items, across seven areas of organizational practice, form a holistic baseline from which organizations of all sizes can build and grow.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Tools for Organic Professionals

We recognize that access to the organic and “good food” movements, and to organic certification has not been equal across all communities and groups. Systematic racism has kept our movement from reaching its full potential.  Organic Farmers Association (OFA), the National Organic Coalition (NOC), IFOAM North America, the Accredited Certifiers Association (ACA), and the International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA) have been meeting since the beginning of 2021 to discuss our shared desire to support building a more diverse, inclusive organic movement.

How to Write a More Equitable Job Post (PDF)

Good Food Jobs offers this free, shareable guide to How to Write a More Equitable Job Post as an ongoing, dynamic, evolving starting point for employers and team members.

HRuprise Code of Conduct Guidelines (PDF)

This guide created by HRuprise provides recommendations on how to write and implement a code of conduct for your business.

Master Brewers Association of the Americas (MBAA) DEI Resource Hub

MBAA is committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity (DEI) and recognizes that being a leader toward greater diversity is essential to create inclusive and equitable environments. The resources below, drawn from a variety of sources, provide a look into DEI topics for our members who would like to elevate diversity and inclusion as a priority personally or for their organizations.

Malteurop – Corporate Social Responsibility Page

People are our most valuable assets. Malteurop aims to be a great place to work and to provide all its employees with an environment in which they can thrive and grow along with the company. The company attempts to do this in five areas: ethics, people development, talent management, well-being in the workplace, and equity. Our main commitment: Malteurop is committed to spending 3% of its payroll costs on training by 2022.

Nutrition Incentive Hub – Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Resources

Our food system is a product of policies and processes, practices, and positions occurring at interpersonal, community, institutional, and societal levels. Incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion in nutrition incentive programs is a matter of process and outcome necessitating multi-level, systems-based intervention. The resources here draw from practical research and experiences in the field, public engagement, organizing strategies, and systems leadership principles to advance just and equitable food systems centered on shared power and transformation.

Racial & Social Equity Assessment Tool for Farm to School Programs and Policy

This resource is intended to help advance National Farm to School Network’s racial and social equity priority by increasing our understanding of the work in the context of structural, institutional, and interpersonal racism. This tool is designed to be utilized by our national staff, Core and Supporting Partners, Advisory Board, and farm-to-school stakeholders to:

  • Increase our capacity to identify racial and social inequities embedded within organizational, local, state, and national programming and policy advocacy initiatives
  • Support decision-making processes that maximize opportunities for advancing racial and social equity
  • Create a community of practice to empower us to take action within our sphere of influence
  • Embrace our collective power to address the systemic changes needed for social transformation within the farm-to-school movement

Safe Bars P.A.C.T. Initiative

Joining the Safe Bars P.A.C.T. Initiative is for those who want to take a bold, proactive stance for safe and respectful work and drinking spaces. The Safe Bars P.A.C.T. (Promise of Awareness, Compassion, and Trust) is a code of conduct for professional beverage organizations, trade associations, and non-professional beverage groups to sign and commit to. Adopting the P.A.C.T. and enrolling your organization in Safe Bars Certification Training shows an ethical and fiscal commitment that benefits your team, your customers, and your business.

Simpsons Malt – Corporate Social Responsibility Page

We ensure the long-term, ethical and sustainable management of our supply chain through the nurturing of responsible relationships, the development of ethical sourcing standards, and a drive towards carbon reduction. We’re committed to providing a safe, healthy working environment for everyone who works for us and we nurture opportunities for employee learning and development. Simpsons Malt is a family business that is proud of its tradition and heritage. We’re an active supporter of local initiatives, especially those involving the development and training of young people.

STEPUP Foundation

The American Craft Spirits Association launched the Spirits Training Entrepreneurship Program for Underrepresented Professionals (STEPUP Foundation) in August 2021. The purpose of this diversity initiative is to increase talent through the facilitation of workplace diversity. Specifically, STEPUP, working with distilleries and wholesalers throughout the United States, will provide a comprehensive, hands-on training program with a living stipend and provide job exposure for those of different races, colors, national origins, genders, and sexual orientations.

The Management Center

Established in 2006, The Management Center is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help social justice leaders learn how to build and run more equitable, sustainable, and results-driven organizations. The Content is primarily in English, but some content and trainings are offered in Spanish as well.

Whiteness at Work

Whiteness at Works is an online, on-demand training program designed to help businesses and organizations build racial equity skills that will transform their workplaces. Full course access is $149 US.

Women of the Bevolution

A platform dedicated to providing resources and opportunities to women and non-binary individuals in the beverage industry.