• Read more on the standards for our company.
  • We actively promote the responsible enjoyment of our brands.
  • The environment is a key ingredient to our success. Read how we're taking care of it.
  • We care about people both on our payroll and off.
  • We work with our suppliers and vendors to assure responsibility throughout the supply chain.

Our Performance

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.

Currently we dispose of 15.82% of our solid waste streams to landfill. Although our 2020 target focuses on reducing the environmental impact of the waste we generate, though increasing recycling rates, reducing the total waste we generate is also a key focus.

Progress towards our 2020 targets:

  • Reduced the amount of waste generated per pint of beer we produced in 2014 by 11.5%.
  • Our three main UK breweries have been landfill-free since December 2012.

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

Performance Against Zero Landfill Trends and Breakdown by Region 

2011 2012 2013 2014
Solid Waste to Landfill (%) 10.76 13.27 17.43 15.86

Resource Efficiency by Region (tonnes) [2014]

Molson Coors MillerCoors
Canada Central Europe India UK1 US
Co-Products (spent grain and yeast) 91,855 206,770 2,895 150,983 291,482
Waste to Landfill 7,067 2,067 - 591 564
Waste Incinerated - 905 - 856 380
Waste Recycled (not including spent grain/yeast) 22,625 18,932 564 7,859 38,441

1 Waste for Sharps brewery which was out of scope when the original UK target was set. It is now part of the global target and working to become landfill-free. 

The data has been independently reviewed in accordance with ISAE 3000. The data tables below 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.


Water is part of our heritage and future. Read more about our commitment to it here.


Reducing our use, reducing our costs. See how we’re doing here.


Doing more with less. See how we’re doing it here.


Working with global partners, our impact is greater.

Case Studies

Read our stories to see our responsibility in action.

Environmental Stewardship

The environment is a key ingredient to our success. Read how we’re taking care of it.


Read our stories for responsibility in action.

Read Them Read Them

Responsibility Report

Our actions matter more than our words. See our results and create your custom responsibility report here.


Talk To Us

Part of being responsible means listening to you.

Let's Talk Let's Talk