Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Ensuring that we cause no harm and move towards an industry vision that is inclusive and equitable requires everyone to be aware and participate in behaviors and solutions that work towards those goals. Together, with focus and dedication, we can create an industry that honors the contributions of all its members, that encourages equity and inclusion, and provides a safe workplace for all.  It is within our power to do this and we commit to continually working towards this goal.

The Guild’s Code of Ethics establishes a foundation.  Additionally, the NCCBG provides training and access to HR partners that can help move the industry forward.  We offer EAP mental health counseling services to Guild members, and will continue to work to develop resources for you.

The NCCBG Position Statement on Harassment, Equity, and Inclusion:

As reinforced by the Guild’s Code of Ethics, we will provide relevant training and access to industry professionals that will continue to enable our brewery owners to build strong and vibrant businesses that embrace diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice for their employees and customers.


  1. Continue to include relevant training seminars, workshops, and materials that provide actionable items that enable business owners to meet the expectations of their communities, employees and remain compliant with laws and regulations pertaining to Human Resources and DEIJ initiatives.

  2. Highlight brewery actions (when appropriate) that exemplify the positive actions our industry is taking

  3. Continue to provide member benefits that assist in the caring and well being of all brewery personnel

Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace...

We have compiled listing of resources that your business can use to help prevent sexual harassment in the work place:

  • Define the Line:  Define the Line partners with organizations to help empower employees and eliminate sexual harassment via digital comic books, training facilitation guides, and interactive virtual training sessions helping you and your team engage in meaningful conversations to help end workplace harassment.

  • Not On The Menu: Tools for addressing sexual harassment in the food industry.

  • Speak Fully: A suite of documentation, reporting, and support tools allows employees to speak up safely and discreetly while giving HR and people leaders real-time insights into company culture – helping leaders like you identify behavioral trends and plan appropriate action.

  • Red Flag Reporting: Red Flag Reporting is a simple yet highly effective ethics hotline, compliance hotline, safety hotline, fraud hotline and whistleblower hotline program designed to educate and empower people with tools to detect and report unethical and unsafe behavior.

  • WeVowWeVow offers a full suite of top-notch solutions, from training to incident reporting, to signage, to prevent and address harassment and support your people. Brewers Association members are eligible for a 50% discount on charter membership dues with discount code BA50.

  • NCCBG Guild member, Robert Powell of the The Davidson Group HR Solutions, works with breweries, restaurants, and hospitality partners to not only deliver sexual harassment prevention training, but also take a deeper dive towards a meaningful culture change. Additionally, they provide a confidential 3rd party resource for employee complaints. For more information, and Guild special pricing, please reach out to Robert at 336-669-9095 or robert@davidsongrouphr.com

Finding Help...

If you need immediate help, are in danger, injured, or need to report a crime, please call 911.

The North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA) provides a crisis supprt center listing searchable by county. Most crisis lines are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Click here to find a crisis support center near you.

These centers provide free, confidential referrals and services for sexual assault victims, survivors and their close family and friends. Your conversations with rape crisis center staff are kept private and confidential by North Carolina law. If you are concerned about mandatory reporting to the police or to DSS, you can withhold your name and still have your questions answered in privacy.

Please do not hesitate to call for help, whether you are LGBT or heterosexual; whether you are a person with or without a disability; and whether you are male or female. Rape crisis centers are private, nonprofit organizations committed to helping all members of the public.