Lion is a leading beverages company in Australasia, headquartered in Sydney, Australia. With fast-growing operations in the United States and United Kingdom, we produce, market, sell and distribute alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and operate microbreweries worldwide.
Our portfolio of beloved brands span beer, cider, wine, spirits, coffee and kombucha. With origins dating back 180 years, Lion is known for its commitment to quality, craftsmanship, community and sustainability. Lion is part of the Lion Group, which is a group of companies ultimately owned by Kirin Holdings and includes other adult beverage businesses globally. Our core beer portfolio includes many loved brands such as XXXX, Little Creatures, James Squire, Tooheys and Malt Shovel, Speight’s and Steinlager and international craft beer brands Fourpure, Magic Rock and New Belgium.
An essential part of Lion’s purpose is helping people to live well. In today’s world that means minimising the impact of our activities on the environment and ensuring that we place sustainability at the core of everything we do. We’re lucky to be the beneficiaries of the legacy left by generations of craftspeople before us, and it’s our responsibility to those who’ll come after us to ensure that our operations are genuinely sustainable.
Our environmental approach is governed by the simple mantra of ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’. As a large manufacturer and purchaser of agricultural goods, our priorities are reducing our water and energy usage and waste. We set clear public targets and hold ourselves accountable to continual improvement.
We enter strategic partnerships on issues that are important to the communities in which we operate. Our Community Investment Strategy comprises four key areas of impact – reflective of our core purpose and collective passions, and motivating our employee engagement – strategic partnerships, brands & communities, workplace giving & volunteering and response & relief initiatives.
We help consumers make better choices, we tackle the underlying causes of alcohol misuse and we champion a positive drinking culture.
Lion employs close to 4,000 people across Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the U.S.