Brewery hops towards 2025 sustainability

A multinational brewing company has committed to sending zero waste to landfill across its major manufacturing facilities. Molson Coors has released its new sustainability strategy and goals leading up to […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

A multinational brewing company has committed to sending zero waste to landfill across its major manufacturing facilities.

Molson Coors has released its new sustainability strategy and goals leading up to 2025 – 13 of its sites are already hitting this target.

The brewer, formed in a merger between Canada’s Molson and Coors from the US, says it also plans to improve water efficiency by 22% across its breweries and by 10% across its agricultural supply chain and malting operations.

Its planned commitments also include achieving a 2.8 hectolitres (hl)/hl water-to-beer ratio and halving absolute carbon emissions within their direct business and a fifth across the value chain.

In 2016, the firm achieved a 3.53hl/hl water-to-beer ratio.

Mark Hunter, President and CEO of Molson Coors, said: “As our company grows and looks toward the future, we are increasingly proud of our commitment to leave a positive ‘Beer Print’ with every beer we brew.

“Our Beer Print 2025 is a vision for the future and our way of ‘Raising the Bar on Beer’ with a series of aspirations that will help shape our company, change behaviors and set industry standards.”

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