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Sustainably Brewing

Sustainably Brewing

Throughout the brewing process, we get more from every brew.  We collaborate with our growers to embed best practices across our supply chain so that our imprint is a positive one.  That means behind every bottle, there's less waste and more efficiency.  The result is beer that's not just better to drink, but better for our planet.

Three-pronged restore approach as outlined below:

  • Reducing water use in our breweries and agricultural supply chain and restoring water in stressed watersheds;
  • Reducing our carbon footprint across our value chain; and
  • Eliminating waste at all major manufacturing facilities.
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We all know high quality water is crucial to sustaining life. For MillerCoors, it’s also the most essential ingredient in our product and plays a starring role at almost every point of our production chain. That’s why we’re committed to leading water stewardship by protecting watersheds and exploring more ways to make the most of every drop. 


Golden Brewery building beside flowing river

Energy and Carbon

We are focused on efficient energy use and integrating renewables to reduce our overall impact on our environment and support positive change in our supply chain. By 2025, we aim to reduce absolute carbon emissions from our direct operations by 50%, and achieve an absolute carbon emissions reduction of 20% across our supply chain. 


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Waste and Packaging

Our commitment to true efficiency isn’t just about doing more with less – it’s also about making sure our operations create less waste to begin with. That’s why we’re working towards achieving zero waste to landfill at all of our major manufacturing sites by 2025. 


Man at factory with recycled beer cans

Agriculture Supply Chain

Great beer needs great barley – and that means working with dedicated farmers in our supply chain to produce some of the highest quality barley in the world. By 2025, we aim to source 100% of our barley and hops from suppliers who grow, produce and deliver in a manner that recognizes and embraces our sustainability standards.


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Packaging and Recycling

Recycling has always been in our company’s DNA. In 1959, Bill Coors, who at the time was president of Adolph Coors Company, pioneered the recyclable aluminum can. At the time, beer was packaged in tin containers that not only gave beer an aftertaste, but also resulted in wasted packaging. Aluminum allowed the company to deliver fresher-tasting beer to consumers, while providing a container that is 100 percent recyclable.


Coors and keystone light beer cans pile for recycling