• 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

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We measure our performance by the intensity of water used per unit of beer produced.

  • In 2015 we set ourselves an internal target of 4.47 hectolitres of water per hectolitre of beer produced.
  • In 2015 we achieved a water use ratio of 4.44 hl/hl.
  • We used over 233,000 litres less water in 2015 than in 2014, the equivalent of 468 households' average annual use.

Progress towards our 2020 targets:

  • We have achieved 40% of our 2020 water reduction target and are positioned to deliver on our commitment.
  • We have invested in greater capacity to deliver further water savings by means of better metering and monitoring of water use though our Dollar$ense utility monitoring platform, which is now live in our MCC and MCE breweries.

Water Use Trends and Breakdown by Region (khl) 2015

Molson Coors Water Use (khl)

20121 2013 2014 2015
Supply - Municipal (khl)
67,628 63,939 60,003 57,548
Supply - Ground (khl) 71,270 69,993 66,620 67,057
Supply - Brackish (khl) - - - -
Supply - Surface (khl) 9,976 9,353 9,684 9,280
Supply - Rain Water Harvested (khl)
 - -  -
Supply - Water Returned to Source (khl)
494  456  448 359 
Hl of water used per Hl of beer produced
4.78   4.64  4.49 4.44 

Water use from non-brewery production sites added for the first time in 2012

Breakdown by Region (khl) 2015

Supply - Municipal (khl)
57,548 15,800 41,748 -
Supply - Ground (khl) 67,057 63,792 1,405 1,861
Supply - Brackish (khl) - - - -
Supply - Surface (khl) 9,280 9,280 - -
Supply - Rain Water Harvested (khl)
 - -  -
Supply - Water Returned to Source (khl)
359 359  - -

Significant Investments - MillerCoors Water Use (khl)

2012 2013 2014 2015
Supply - Municipal (khl)
49,805 45,696 43,828 40,313
Supply - Ground (khl) 56,698 51,810 49,977 48,501
Supply - Brackish (khl) - - - -
Supply - Surface (khl) 27,639 97,365 91,145 90,038
Supply - Rain Water Harvested (khl)
 - - 11,633
Supply - Water Returned to Source (khl)
85,788 74,488  78,204 80,630

The data has been independently reviewed in accordance with ISAE 3000 and disclosed to investors in our 2015 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’ 2015 financial performance. 

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