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Our Performance

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Our 2020 target focuses on reducing the overall environmental impact of the waste we generate. Increasing recycling rates and reducing the total waste we generate is also a key focus. In 2015:

  • We disposed of 12% of the solid waste we generated in breweries, offices and distribution in landfill.
  • We reduced the amount of waste disposed in landfill by 30%, 96 grams less per hectolitre of beer than in 2014. 
  • We reduced the amount of total waste generated per hectolitre of beer we produced by 8% from 2014 levels.

Progress towards 2020 Target:

  • We achieved zero landfill in Toronto, Canada and Smichov Prague, Czech Republic Brewery.
  • Alongside Burton and Tadcaster in the UK, brings total landfill free breweries to four.

Our waste data is comprised of solid waste sent to landfill, solid waste incinerated, solid waste to AD, compost and solid waste recycled. Spent grain and yeast is a co-product of the brewing process. Where we sell these products for use as animal feed we do not include in consolidated group waste stream reporting, or include in the % disposed in landfill calculation; we treat them as valuable products and are subject to our food safety standards.

Performance Against Zero Landfill Trends and Breakdown by Region

Molson Coors Solid Waste 
2012 2013 2014 2015
Solid Waste to Landfill (%) 10.76 13.27 17.43 15.86
Solid waste disposed in landfill (g/hl) 331.8 392.8  322.2 226.1
Solid waste (g/hl) 2502.3 2231.9 2019.1 1866.4

Resource Efficiency by Region (tonnes) 2015

Molson Coors
Global MC Europe1 MC Canada MC International
Landfill 6730.0
2104.0 3680.2 945.8
Solid Waste to Incineration 4058.7
Solid Waste to AD
7.9 7.9 0.0 0.0
244.8 0.0
Waste recycled (not including co-products) 42009.4  20341.5 20552.5
Total solid waste
55560.8  26780.0
392300.5 298644.9 89707.6 3948.0

1 MCE includes UK and Central Europe. 

Significant Investments – MillerCoors (tonnes) 2015
Landfill 63.1
Solid Waste to Incineration 687.6
Solid Waste to AD
Waste recycled (not including co-products) 10266.1
Total solid waste

The data has been independently reviewed in accordance with ISAE 3000. The data tables report waste generated by region for Molson Coors Brewing Company. Due to our 42% equity share in MillerCoors in the US, we also report 42% of their environmental impact separately. This was due to a change in the scope of reporting from equity share to operational control in order to render the environmental metrics with financial denominators more comparable. See Reporting Scope for full details regarding MillerCoors and Economic Impact for details of Molson Coors’ and MillerCoors’ financial performance.


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