Molson Coors engages in the political environment in order to inform public policy makers on company and industry issues and practices and to promote corporate responsibility, including the responsible promotion and consumption of our products. Only designated Company employees may engage in public policy influence on behalf of the Company, and these employees must adhere to registration, ethics and disclosure requirements in their jurisdiction see our Political Contributions Principles.
Guidance on political contributions is also covered within our Code of Conduct for all employees.
Molson Coors Europe, Molson Coors International or Corporate do not make political contributions.
In Canada our total political donation for 2014 was $160,820 CAD. Further details can be found on the relevant provincial websites:
Alberta; British Columbia; New Brunswick; Newfoundland; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Saskatchewan
In the US, MillerCoors makes political contributions to support candidates, and political parties and committees at the Federal and State government levels. In calendar year 2014, MillerCoors made contributions totalling $307,800 to candidates for state office, state political entities and ballot initiatives. Additionally, MillerCoors operates the MillerCoors Political Action Committee, a federal PAC. The MillerCoors Political Action Committee made contributions to candidates totalling $145,500 in calendar year 2014, through voluntary contributions to the PAC from a restricted class of eligible employees.
MillerCoors follows extensive internal protocols, legal policies and external controls to ensure that all political contributions are made and reported in strict compliance with appropriate state or federal laws and regulations. Contributions to candidates or parties at the state level are largely publicly available on individual state's website, as disclosures on the campaign finance reports required by that jurisdiction. Employee contributions to the MillerCoors Political Action Committee over $200, and expenditures by the PAC are publicly available on the PAC's reports filed with the Federal Election Commission at www.fec.gov.