DENVER and MONTREAL, August 16, 2017 – Today, Molson Coors Brewing Company (NYSE: TAP, TSX, TPX) released its 2017 Our Beer Print Report, announcing a bold, new sustainability strategy and goals to guide the company through 2025.
At Molson Coors we are successful when our products are consumed the right way. We're deeply concerned about excessive, irresponsible and underage drinking. We want our quality products to be enjoyed responsibly by those old enough to drink.
In response to the rising costs of absenteeism within the business and challenges identified in the global annual people survey around health and wellbeing, the Molson Coors UK team developed a coordinated Wellbeing campaign.
By collecting and recycling plastic and metal bottle caps, we have been able to convert this potential waste product into platforms and ramps which have been used at Czech music festivals to increase access and mobility for visitors with disabilities.
Molson Coors (UK & Ireland) uses 150,000 tonnes of British barley each year, so even before quality is taken into account, we have our work cut out to ensure sufficient supply. In 2008, Molson Coors in partnership with our major grain merchant, Frontier Agriculture, and facilitated by the European Food and Farming Partnership (EFFP) – set up the Molson Coors Growers Group (MCGG), dedicated to ensuring a regular and guaranteed supply of top-quality barley. The 157 members of the group now supply more than 47,000 tonnes of barley for Molson Coors.
We currently dispose of 15.8% of our waste to landfill, the amount varies by brewery and in many we are already well on the way to the target of zero. We have three breweries in the UK which have been landfill-free since 2012. In the US, 6 of MillerCoors’ 8 major breweries are also landfill-free. Our continuous landfill avoidance initiatives save Molson Coors in excess of $500,000 annually.