Code of Business Conduct
Our Code of Business Conduct reflects our commitment to doing things the right way and provides guidance for making good decisions, even in complex situations. Our Code requires compliance with MillerCoors policies, guidelines and the law including anti-corruption and bribery laws that apply to our work, such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act. MillerCoors employees are responsible for understanding and following the Code and are required to annually complete training and affirm the Code. The principles in our Code also apply to all MillerCoors officers and directors.
We invite you to review our Code of Business Conduct to learn more about how MillerCoors drives business growth the right way.
MillerCoors is dedicated to working with suppliers who are as diverse as our consumers. We give minority and women-owned business enterprises (MWBEs) an opportunity to compete with other suppliers in the marketplace. As a member of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), MillerCoors supports local, regional and national MWBE councils. We’re committed to supplier diversity, and we’re focused on increasing both our participation and spend with MWBE suppliers. Through activities and tools that support supplier development and diversity, we hope you will help us to create America’s best beer company.
If you are a new or current minority or woman-owned supplier that has not yet registered with MillerCoors, please register. Registration into this database does not guarantee business with MillerCoors.
Antitrust Policies and Guidelines
We compete for business and sales opportunities lawfully and with integrity. Our Antitrust Policies and Guidelines address how we avoid unfair business practices that may restrict competition, ensuring that consumers have an opportunity to buy high-quality goods and services at fair market prices. We require those in sales and marketing to certify receipt of and acknowledge our Antitrust Policies and Guidelines on an annual basis.
We support the preservation of human rights and we are guided by fundamental human rights principles, such as those in the U.N. Global Compact. We are committed to prohibiting child and forced labor, preventing any form of harassment or discrimination in the workplace, respecting the right of employees to associate freely and recognizing lawful rights of employees to choose collective bargaining representation.
Responsibile Marketing Practices
We self-regulate our marketing and advertising to ensure all materials primarily reach legal-drinking-age audiences and meet our rigorous internal standards. We adhere to the Beer Institute Advertising and Marketing Code and our own stringent marketing compliance standards. We fully participate in periodic industry-wide investigations conducted by the Federal Trade Commission. Every two years we train our advertising agency partners and conduct in-depth training with all sales and marketing employees to ensure they abide by all industry and company standards. Our extensive, formal marketing review process involves our legal team and Marketing Compliance Committee. The committee includes representatives from our responsibility, marketing, communications and legal teams.
Additionally, MillerCoors is the first major beer company to include nutrition information on our labels, which is not required by law. As brands launch refreshed packaging and new products are introduced, we plan to update all product labels to include nutrition information, working to accomplish a full label conversion for all brands by the end of 2017.
Supplier Code of Conduct
We created the MillerCoors Supplier Code of Conduct to establish the fundamental principles and policies we ask our suppliers to practice. This code continues to be embedded into MillerCoors supplier contracts.
The Supplier Code of Conduct includes Responsible Sourcing Principles to communicate our expectations to suppliers regarding business conduct, working conditions, forced employment, child labor, wages/hours, diversity, freedom of association and environmental performance. We annually evaluate our top 150 suppliers for compliance with these principles. We also partner with the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (SEDEX), a nonprofit member organization dedicated to driving improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains, to collect environmental performance data from our suppliers. It is valuable information that we look forward to using in future supplier reviews.
Our policy is to abide by all laws and regulations governing our business and to protect the safety of our employees, communities and the environment. We also adhere to a number of voluntary codes, such as the Beer Institute Advertising and Marketing Code, to ensure our business practices are in line with industry standards. We strive to be flawless, but if we do have an instance of noncompliance we conduct necessary abatement activities.