Working in Our Brewery Watersheds

Water is a local issue. Each of our breweries is in a unique water situation based on location. We carry out annual watershed risk assessments across our major breweries, and aim to restore water to watersheds and carry out environmental improvements through collaborative partnerships. For example,

  • In Texas, we partnered with Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Tarrant Regional Water District. Starting in Chambers Creek, we formed the National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI), which has seen almost 200 landowners commit to improving their water use practices over 35,000 acres of land.
  • In Canada, we are part of the Toronto Water Leaders Forum's Partners in Project Green, which aims to bring all relevant stakeholders together to discuss urban watershed management.
  • In partnership with PepsiCo and Wells Fargo, MillerCoors donated $1 million to The Nature Conservancy to help reduce the threat of wildfires, improve water security for the Denver metropolitan area and protect water quality in the Golden Brewery's watershed.
  • The Clear Creek Watershed Foundation (CCWF) in Colorado, USA has been active since 1997. Since the Clear Creek Watershed feeds our Golden brewery, we have had a partnership with them since its inception. We recognize how collective action on water quality would both reduce risk and cost for us and improve the whole watershed, where our iconic Coors brewery is located.