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Our Performance

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Currently we dispose of 16% of our solid waste streams to landfill. We are already some way along the road to meet our target; 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 not included in consolidated group waste stream reporting, or included in the % disposed in landfill calculation.

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.

Resource Efficiency by Region (tonnes) [ 2013 ]

Molson Coors MillerCoors
Canada Central Europe India UK US
Re-used spent grain, yeast & farm-on 137,619 202,824 2,099 151,676 313,384
Waste to landfill 8,915 1,987 605 5721 390
Waste incinerated 0 0 0 709 431
Waste recycled (not including spent grain/yeast) 24,654 25,173 573 6,094 50,253
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. 

Resource Efficiency by Region (tonnes) [ 2012 ]

Molson Coors MillerCoors
UK* Canada India** US
Re-used spent grain, yeast & farm-on 156,062 139,740 1,773 361,639
Waste to landfill 380 7,138 411 743
Waste incinerated 631 0 0 589
Waste recycled (not including spent grain/yeast) 6,033 28,977 640 26,043
* Now also includes Sharps and Creemore (2011 data did not) 
** India integrated into our reporting systems

Resource Efficiency by Region (tonnes) [ 2011 ]

Molson Coors MillerCoors
UK Canada US
Re-used spent grain, yeast & farm-on 145,090 126,828 324,946
Waste to landfill 299 6,702 1,436
Waste incinerated 642 0 79
Waste recycled (not including spent grain/yeast) 5,941 47,845 17,788


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