Since MillerCoors was formed in July 2008 as a joint venture of SABMiller plc and Molson Coors Brewing Co., we have built internal leadership and external sources of oversight to address our business ethics and transparency, which are vital to creating America’s best beer company.
Senior Leadership at MillerCoors1
Our Chief Executive Officer, Tom Long, leads our Senior Leadership Team (SLT)
. Throughout 2011, our SLT included Chief Responsibility and Ethics Officer N. Cornell Boggs, III. However, following the reorganization of our SLT in February 2012, Chief Public Affairs and Communications Officer Nehl Horton now leads our sustainability and community commerce and partnership functions. Our SLT reviews and approves our strategic plans for sustainability initiatives, including those related to ethics and transparency.
Read Chief Executive Officer Tom Long’s Message From Leadership.
MillerCoors Board of Directors2
MillerCoors is a privately held company with two owners: SABMiller plc and Molson Coors Brewing Co. Leaders from both parent companies form our board of directors
. The chair of the MillerCoors board is not a MillerCoors executive officer, and the board does not include independent directors or minority shareholders.
The board’s Audit Committee meets four times annually to oversee our responsibility efforts across all functions, including sustainability.
Read more about our management approach.
Sustainability Leadership Council
Our Sustainability Leadership Council, comprised of more than 35 employees from all aspects of our business, meets quarterly to guide MillerCoors sustainability strategy The Council includes three subcommittees — Great Partners, Great Water and Great Culture — focused on developing initiatives with our retail partners and in our sponsorships to embrace sustainability at MillerCoors.
Employee Code of Business Conduct
Our Code of Business Conduct
guides our daily behavior and applies to everyone working for MillerCoors. Employees must affirm review of and compliance with the Code of Business Conduct annually, and we train new employees on our code through MillerCoors University. We expect every employee to behave ethically, honestly and fairly.
Supplier Code of Conduct and Distributor Standards
It is vital for our suppliers and distributors
to understand that MillerCoors expects the highest standards of conduct. Our Supplier Code of Conduct and our Distributor Standards establish fundamental principles and policies for everyone doing business with or on behalf of MillerCoors.
We use external oversight to supplement our internal procedures for ethics and transparency.
We maintain the MillerCoors Ethics Helpline. Our helpline is run by a third party, EthicsPoint, to help field issues of ethical concern to all employees or business partners. When appropriate, issues are directed to the board’s Audit Committee.
We solicit external perspectives. We have asked a representative group of external stakeholders to comment on their perceptions of MillerCoors sustainability initiatives. Additionally, we asked Corporate Citizenship, a company that advises corporations seeking to improve their sustainability, to provide an analysis of our performance for this year’s report and give input on how we can best focus our efforts moving forward.
We adhere to the principles of the U.N. Global Compact. We are also committed to the principles of the U.N. Global Compact, to which both our parent companies are signatories. The U.N. Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses committed to aligning their operations and strategies with 10 universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.
We listen to our consumers and customers. We maintain our consumer phone line at 800-645-5376 and a feedback form for sending emails to our customer service department.
1 Because MillerCoors is a privately-held company, we do not disclose details regarding executive compensation.
2 Because MillerCoors is a privately-held company, we do not disclose details regarding director compensation.