Sustainability

At Molson Coors, we believe that every time a beer is picked up there is a beer print left behind. Wherever we brew and sell our beer, we leave an imprint on our communities, on our environment and on our business, and we're making sure it's a positive one.

This is what we call Our Beer Print.

 

We have 11 science-based global targets for 2025, developed around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and with a focus on three important areas:

  • Responsibly Refreshing: responsible drinking, responsible marketing, and innovations in low and no-alcoholic beverages
  • Sustainably Brewing: water, energy and carbon usage, waste reduction and packaging innovation, and a sustainable agricultural supply chain
  • Collectively Crafted: looking after our people, supporting our communities and strengthening our supply chain

 

For more detail about our 2025 targets and an update on our progress visit: www.ourbeerprint.com


Sustainably Brewing: Our new global packaging targets

Zero Waste to Landfill

Our two largest breweries in the UK & Ireland - Burton Brewery and Tadcaster Brewery  - are now certified zero waste to landfill. 

This forms part of our ongoing efforts not only to direct waste away from landfill but to reduce waste throughout our brewing processes.

Some of our waste streams:

Yeast - Marmite

Grain - animal feed

Glass / cans / card - recycling

Non-recycleable waste - energy recovery

Globally we aim to make all our major breweries zero waste to landfill by 2025.


Molson Coors Growers Group

Our barley growers group was established in 2008 and includes 150 farmers from across the UK. They supply approx 50% of our UK barley needs, ensuring all our major brands are brewed with British barley all allowing us to keep our carbon footprint low. 

Collaborating together:

100% Red Tractor certification

Sustainable Grower of the Year Award

Water stewardship training

Soil health best practice

Sustainability Brewing

New Energy Centre

Sustainability Brewing

Our new energy centre opened in 2014 at Burton brewery, costing £12.6m to build and commission. The building houses state of the art boilers which power the brewery and takes advantage of systems such as heat recovery to reduce fuel usage.

Savings made:

8.25 million kWh gas annually

4.5 million kWh electricity annually

6.5% carbon emissions reduction 

£780,000 annual saving