We teach our employees valuable skills to help them grow into more effective team members and managers. Our programs give people the opportunity to learn, share their ideas and grow professionally and personally.
Great people and healthy communities are essential ingredients to creating America’s best beer company. We believe it’s important to help develop our employees’ careers, celebrate our diversity, and create a safe, inclusive and engaging work environment. We seek diversity, and we leverage diversity by creating an inclusive environment where ideas flourish and meet our customers’ needs.
Employee Engagement & Development
We invest in the professional development of our employees by providing training, mentoring and financial support for continuing education. In 2015, we provided tuition reimbursement to 193 employees for a total investment of more than $414,000.
In addition, MillerCoors University (MCU) offers both online and classroom training at facilities in Milwaukee, Chicago and Golden, and at our individual breweries and offices. Employees logged 192,604 training hours through MCU in 2015 through course offerings focused on job skills development, business and sales, diversity, leadership, health and safety, ethics and more.
Educating and engaging our employees in every department at every facility is vital to achieving our sustainability goals. We will continue to work on increasing awareness both inside and outside the company because we believe everyone has a role to play in brewing a sustainable future.
Diversity and Inclusion
We celebrate the diversity of our workforce and remain dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. Succeeding in today’s competitive business environment takes a diverse team of innovators, thought leaders, problem-solvers and influencers committed to growth and delivering results.
One of MillerCoors 2020 goals is to increase diversity among management, with women comprising 35 percent and people of color comprising 21 percent. As of December 31, 2015, management was comprised of 28 percent women and 17 percent people of color.
Women in Beer
At MillerCoors we value all talent, and we believe diversity adds value, and research confirms it. We are dedicated to building an inclusive culture throughout MillerCoors and recognize the strengths of gender differences. We want to empower women to progress in their careers. That’s why we’re sharpening our focus on female leadership development through a new strategy for growth based on supporting and elevating women.
As part of this commitment, in 2015 we strengthened internal training and advocacy programs. We updated and expanded our diversity and inclusion training to help participants recognize their own unconscious gender biases and launched a mentoring development program for female employees. Through targeted education, assessment, coaching and feedback, participants began building relationships with company leadership and gained skills to grow in their careers.
We have received positive feedback from our entire workforce, but we know that our strategy will take time to execute and perfect. We look forward to helping more women realize their professional potential with us.
Through our diversity and inclusion program, we support the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees. For the 12th consecutive year, MillerCoors has achieved a rating of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index, which rates U.S. workplaces on LGBT equality.
MillerCoors brings its culture of caring to life through its commitment to Environment, Health and Safety (EHS). In 2015, we launched a cohesive strategy to ensure this commitment resonates throughout our business, called “EHS Way.” It is best described through our credo of “We Care, We Act, We Lead.”
In line with our EHS Way, we expect and empower every employee at MillerCoors to participate in making our workplaces free of injury and illness. Our people are focused on identifying and addressing EHS risks before they result in incidents with appropriate controls, training and continuous improvement efforts. As a result of our collective attention and commitment to EHS, MillerCoors 2015 occupational injury/illness rate was 2.21 per 100 employees, which is 14% lower than 2014 and our lowest injury/illness rate since MillerCoors was formed in 2008.
Professionals across MillerCoors joined together to form our Safety Council, a subcouncil of our Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Council. Chartered in February 2012, the Safety Council has four working teams addressing four top priorities: safety management system, EHS information system, safety training and incident investigation process.
The Council’s goals are to:
- Share information regarding workplace injuries, understand why they occurred and prevent their recurrence;
- Comply with regulatory requirements; and
- Address our top risks by developing solutions that work for all of our facilities.
The Safety Council recently formed a subteam to develop a program that addresses ergonomics, our leading cause of injuries.