CHICAGO – MillerCoors released its 2016 Sustainability Report, which provides a comprehensive review of the company’s 2015 efforts in the areas of alcohol responsibility, environmental stewardship and community investment. The nation’s second largest brewer continues to help prevent drunk driving and underage consumption, reduce water use and brewery waste, and create equal opportunities for women in beer.
“At MillerCoors, we take our role as a responsible and high-quality corporate citizen very seriously,” said MillerCoors Chief Executive Officer, Gavin Hattersley. “Our sustainability commitment to responsibility, to our communities and to our environment is deeply woven into the fabric of our company. We don’t treat it as a nice to do, it’s a must do for MillerCoors.”
MillerCoors developed its 2020 goals as a way to continue to positively impact the social, environmental and economic issues that affect the business, employees and stakeholders. Their ongoing sustainability efforts are measured against these goals and focus on the areas where they can make the greatest impact. MillerCoors 2020 goals also support a number of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) issued by the United Nations (UN).
“Our 2020 goals led us to great sustainability accomplishments in 2015,” said Director of Sustainability, Kim Marotta. “I am most proud of MillerCoors employees and partners who pioneered recycling efforts at our breweries, helped us protect water-stressed watersheds, and championed for diversity in and out of the workplace.”
MillerCoors 2016 Sustainability Report highlights accomplishments in the areas of Great Times, Great Environment, and Great People and Communities. In 2015, the brewer made significant strides working with college alliances to help prevent underage access to alcohol at music and sporting events. The company also partnered with major manufacturers, NGOs and consultancies to form the California Water Action Collaborative (CWAC), a group dedicated to protecting regional watersheds. Inside its walls, MillerCoors is creating opportunities for women to advance in management through leadership training and mentorship.
Additional 2015 sustainability accomplishments include:
- Standing 15.1 million strong against drunk driving by encouraging people to take a safe ride home;
- Reducing water usage within its breweries by more than 128 million gallons;
- Reducing its water-to-beer ratio across all direct operations to 3.29:1.00 – a 2.1 percent reduction from 2014;
- Reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 18 percent compared to 2010 ─ a 4.9 percent decrease from 2014;
- Achieving landfill-free operations at eight major breweries and two major manufacturing facilities;
- Donating more than $11.8 million to nonprofits (comprised of in-kind and monetary donations); and
- Cumulatively spending more than $3.48 billion with diverse suppliers since 2008, including minority and women-owned businesses.
The full 2016 Sustainability Report can be viewed here. For more information, visit www.millercoors.com/sustainability.
Through its diverse collection of storied breweries, MillerCoors brings American beer drinkers an unmatched selection of the highest quality beers, flavored malt beverages and ciders, steeped in centuries of brewing heritage. Miller Brewing Company and Coors Brewing Company offer domestic favorites such as Coors Light, Miller Lite, Miller High Life and Coors Banquet. Tenth and Blake Beer Company, our craft and import division, offers beers such as Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy from sixth-generation Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company and Blue Moon Belgian White from modern craft pioneer Blue Moon Brewing Company, founded in 1995. Tenth and Blake also imports world-renowned beers such as Italy’s Peroni Nastro Azzurro, the Czech Republic’s Pilsner Urquell and the Netherlands’ Grolsch. MillerCoors also operates Crispin Cider Company, an artisanal maker of pear and apple ciders using fresh-pressed American juice, and offers pioneering new brands such as the Redd’s Apple and Redd’s Wicked Apple franchises, Smith & Forge Hard Cider and Henry’s Hard Sodas. MillerCoors seeks to become America’s best beer company through an uncompromising dedication to quality, a keen focus on innovation and a deep commitment to sustainability. MillerCoors is a joint venture of SABMiller plc and Molson Coors Brewing Company. Learn more at MillerCoors.com, at facebook.com/MillerCoors or on Twitter through @MillerCoors.
About Great Beer Great Responsibility
“Great Beer, Great Responsibility” is MillerCoors commitment to creating a positive and meaningful impact on the social, environmental and economic issues that affect our business, employees and other stakeholders. MillerCoors sustainability strategy and 2020 goals focus on the three areas where it has the greatest impact: Alcohol Responsibility, Environmental Sustainability and People and Communities. Visit www.millercoors.com/sustainability for more information.