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Sustainably Brewing

Sustainably Brewing

It's no exaggeration to say that water is life — and access to a clean, sustainable supply is essential for healthy communities and thriving businesses.

Because water is an important ingredient in beer, we believe we have a responsibility to lead in water stewardship efforts, so we've set agressive targets to improve water efficiencies at our facilities and to protect the high-risk watersheds at our breweries and in our agricultural supply chain.

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Water

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. 

WATER STEWARDSHIP

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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. 

ENERGY AND CARBON

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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. 

WASTE REDUCTION

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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.

AGRICUTURE SUPPLY CHAIN

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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.

PACKAGING AND RECYCLING

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