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  • 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

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Our performance for the 2014 calendar year is measured based on the intensity of water use, in other words, per unit of product produced:

  • We set-out to achieve a ratio of water use to beer of 4.51 to 1, a reduction of 1.8%.
  • We surpassed our target and achieved a ratio of 4.37 to 1 113.1, a reduction of 3.1%.
  • We used 510 million litres less water; the equivalent of 920 households' average annual usage.


Progress towards our 2020 targets:

  • We have achieved 22% of our 2020 targeted water reductions so far and are well-positioned to deliver on our commitment.
  • We have greater capacity to deliver further water savings by means of better monitoring, tracking, and more on-site treatment of waste water.

Water Use Trends and Breakdown by Region (khl) [ 2014 ]


Molson Coors Water Use (khl)

2011 2012 2013 2014
Groundwater Withdrawal 83,695 82,718 80,915 78,697
Direct Surface Water Withdrawal 10,049 9,976 9,353 9,684
Purchased Water 68,135 69,282 65,519 62,295
Water Returned to Source at Similar or Higher Quality 498 494 456 448


Molson Coors Water Use (khl)

2014
Canada Central Europe India UK
Groundwater Withdrawal 129 35,257 1,590 41,721
Direct Surface Water Withdrawal - 9,684 - -
Purchased Water 43,263 9,674 - 9,357
Water Returned to Source at Similar or Higher Quality - 448 - -


MillerCoors Water Use (khl)

2011 2012* 2013 2014
Groundwater Withdrawal 59,906 56,698 51,810 49,977
Direct Surface Water Withdrawal 18,074 27,639 97,365 91,145
Purchased Water 55,401 49,805 45,969 43,828
Water Returned to Source at Similar or Higher Quality 80,107 85,788 74,488 78,204
*Water use from non-brewery production sites added for the first time in 2012


The data has been independently reviewed in accordance with ISAE 3000 and disclosed to investors in our 2014 10K. 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’ 2014 financial performance. 

Molson Coors MillerCoors**
UK Canada India* US
Groundwater Withdrawal 41,952,905 92,164 1,472,659 56,697,600
Direct Surface Water Withdrawal 0 0 0 27,639,035
Purchased Water 8,725,489 49,192,453 0 49,805,396
Water Returned to Source at Similar or Higher Quality 0 0 0 85,788,157
* India integrated into our reporting systems 

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