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.
100% Red Tractor certification
Sustainable Grower of the Year Award
Water stewardship training
Soil health best practice
New Energy Centre
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.
8.25 million kWh gas annually
4.5 million kWh electricity annually
6.5% carbon emissions reduction
£780,000 annual saving