Each brewery is in a unique water situation based on location, local government and national government structure. Some of the breweries are served from municipal sources while others are on well or direct-flow sources. Molson Coors tracks regulatory risks at each brewery, based on local trends.
Our heritage and position on water sustainability has enabled us to have a ‘voice at the table’ of policy consultation and related activity. At a global level we are actively engaged in the conversation on how to manage water risk, though the CEO Water Mandate, where we also sit on the Steering Committee, BIER and industry bodies. This work and our network of water experts means we are able to see the trends, and estimate how this may turn in to regulation and on what time scale. Much of the work we do on reducing our water risk is ahead of regulation. Our view is that we should act now to reduce our risks, mitigate cost increases, retain the right to operate in our communities and because we believe it is the right thing to do.