How Does Custom Reporting Work?
There are two ways to create your custom Molson Coors corporate responsibility report. You can browse the Responsibility section of our website and select Add to My Report for topics that interest you; or, you can go to our custom report builder (link to report builder page) and check the box next to each topic to prepare a report built just for you.
Doing business the right way has always been the Molson Coors way. It’s part of our heritage and guides our collective journey to becoming a top performing global brewer.
An integral part of doing business the right way is ensuring that we procure in a manner which is sustainable for our business, for our communities and for the environment. Our ambition is to adopt best practice standards and techniques and to work with suppliers who do the same allowing us to jointly:
- Meet and exceed our customers’ growing expectations to procure ethically and responsibly.
- Have better risk management by protecting our interests throughout the supply chain.
- Drive efficiency and continuous innovation through our supply chains.
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 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.
If supplier practices do not meet our Standards, we will work with them to achieve compliance. Where compliance is not possible, and progress cannot be made, we may be forced to seek alternative supply. Molson Coors may also request further verification from suppliers in the form of self-assessments via Sedex or site audits.
In 2013 we will communicate the minimum expectations needed to do business with Molson Coors to all suppliers in the UK, US, and Canada, extended to our international and central European businesses in 2014. We communicate our Standards via inclusion in all contract templates and references in our terms and conditions of purchase. Looking forward we aim to begin measuring compliance as part of a supplier’s performance scorecard.
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 programme, and is also included in our Supplier Standards.
Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex)
One of the major opportunities we see within our supply chain is to create a more robust and standardized environment for companies to share information about their sustainability practices. Just as we report on our goals and progress so that others can evaluate our sustainability, we benefit from similar data about the sustainability of our suppliers.
The Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex) provides a standardized format, based on internationally recognized protocols, for companies to voluntarily report on their sustainability practices. Sedex houses these reports on its database, and a supplier gives permission to customers and other companies to view the reports.
In 2011 we piloted Sedex in the US and Canada, with the learnings supporting the development of a global strategy for deployment. Our short term intent is to make use of the Sedex platform with suppliers in the high risk categories of packaging, brewing, and merchandise in the UK, US, and Canada. This would see Sedex being deployed to 70 suppliers across these regions with the intent of deploying to our international and central European business units over the longer term.