Sustainability at Coors Brewing Company in Golden
At Coors Brewing Company, our leadership in sustainability started back in 1959. That year, Coors helped launch the recycling revolution when it pioneered the aluminum can and sparked a recycling movement. And we've been building on that legacy ever since — not just in the area of recycling but in supporting the community with investments in jobs, water stewardship and responsible drinking.
Helping protect and sustain our most essential ingredient, we’ve reduced water usage by more than 25 percent since 2010. And it doesn’t stop there. We've reduced our energy use more than 50 percent since 2010. We achieved Zero Waste to Landfill status in 2013. We also were proud to have been the 2012 Colorado Energy Challenge Partner of the Year and 2014 Colorado Recycler of the Year awarded by the Colorado Association for Recycling.
The Golden brewery is also proud of its community investments. We host our Great Water Month community event annually each September. There are 7,500 volunteer hours donated by the Golden Valley team annually to our community. We also make an average annual donation of $357,000 to Mile High United Way by the Golden Valley team with company match.
Coors Light Free Rides
Coors Light is teaming up with RTD to offer Coors Light Free Rides® as a safe transportation option for people celebrating the new year in Denver, Colorado. On New Year's Eve, December 31, from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. New Year's Day, area residents and visitors can take advantage of the free service on all RTD bus and train routes. Put those keys on ice and celebrate this New Year's Eve safely with Coors Light Free Rides. Brought to you by Coors Light and RTD! Learn more at RTD-denver.com.
Great Water Month
We focus our largest volunteer event on our most important ingredient: water. Great Water Month brings together employees from across the country to help protect local water resources. This event, which is celebrated in September, encourages each and every employee to become a steward of water.
This year, over 90 employees from the Golden Valley partnered with the City of Golden to clean the banks of Clear Creek. They collected 400 large trash bags of waste and also hosted additional Great Water Month events on September 26 and October 3 at South Platte River and Bear Creek Lake Park.