Molson Coors sets target of zero waste to landfill by 2025

Molson Coors has already attained zero waste to landfill at 13 manufacturing facilities. Pic:iStock/danymages

Molson Coors has set out its new sustainability strategy: which includes achieving zero waste to landfill across its major manufacturing facilities, improving water efficiency by 22%, and reducing absolute carbon emissions by 50% in its direct business by 2025.

The brewer has also pledged to ensure that consumers in all its markets have access to low and no-alcohol beers; as well as including nutritional labelling on all products.

The Beer Print report incorporates MillerCoors, which Molson Coors acquired last year, and Molson Coors says the new goals ‘reflects the brewer’s heightened global position’. The goals cover Molson Coors Brewing Company’s direct operations: Molson Coors Canada, Molson Coors Europe, and Molson Coors International, as well as MillerCoors in the US.

Mark Hunter, CEO, Molson Coors, said: “Our industry position was strengthened in 2016 with the acquisition of MillerCoors, opening a new chapter in our long history. We recognize, though, that growth brings even greater responsibility to make a positive impact on our world.”

Key goals for 2025

Zero waste to landfill: Molson Coors is working toward achieving zero waste to landfill across all of its major manufacturing facilities. By the end of 2016, 13 sites had already achieved this status.

Responsibly Refreshing: Providing nutritional labelling on all the company’s products; ensuring consumers have access to low and no-alcohol beers in every market where the company sells beer; and implementing more programs to reduce harmful alcohol use.

Sustainably Brewing: Improving water efficiency by 22% across breweries; achieving 2.8hl/hl water-to-beer ratio; reducing absolute carbon emissions by 50% within its direct business and 20% across the value chain; and improving water-use efficiency of the agricultural supply chain and malting operations by 10%.

Collectively Crafted: Molson Coors aims to be recognized as a Great Place to Work [a certification system]; promoting diversity across the supply chain; and actively engaging with women-owned or minority-owned businesses as suppliers.

Molson Coors’ brands include Coors Light, Miller Lite, Carling, Blue Moon and Staropramen. It has 29 breweries and sells its brands in more than 65 markets.

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