In 2012, we established our Supplier Standards which set out the minimum expectations of suppliers around environmental, social and economic sustainability. Our Standards also cite our global Packaging and Agricultural Brewing Ingredients policies and the expectations therein.
We expect suppliers to make every effort to limit the environmental impact of their business operations and to have appropriate programs in place to help achieve this objective. Suppliers are required to demonstrate compliance against the applicable environmental expectations of energy, emissions to air, natural resources, biodiversity, water, waste, and pollution. Our Supplier Standards also set out the minimum compliance standards for social and economic sustainability, including: ethical business practices, commercial standards, employment standards and community responsibilities. Suppliers are required to comply with all social and economic expectations.
In 2013, we communicated and received 100% acknowledgement on our Supplier Standards for our Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers. The Standards are included in all contract templates and are referenced in our terms and conditions of purchase.
Molson Coors is committed to sourcing from suppliers, who grow, produce and deliver agricultural brewing ingredients in a manner that recognizes and embraces our quality, safety and sustainability standards. We support our suppliers and producers in achieving this by working with them to recognize and adopt the six principles of our Agricultural Brewing Ingredients Policy. The policy covers (as a minimum) barley, wheat, corn and hops. The implementation and governance of this policy is supported by our wider sustainable procurement program, and is also included in our Supplier Standards.