The MillerCoors 2012 sustainability report, Great Things on Tap, features environmental highlights from the past year as well as updates on the brewer’s progress towards long-term goals. The sustainability report focuses on five key areas: responsibility, environmental stewardship, supply chain, people and communities, and ethics and transparency.
Environmental stewardship highlights from the past year include the installation of a cooling system that uses recirculated water. The system saves 100 million gallons of water each year; this is enough water to fill 1 billion 12-ounce cans.
MillerCoors also reduced its energy consumption by 4.3 percent since 2008, reduced the weight of packaging materials by 17.2 million pounds and opened a new recycling center at the Eden Brewery, which is a zero waste to landfill brewery.
Responsibility highlights from the report include the launch of the Great Plays Grant Program. The program provides $10,000 to support responsible consumption efforts at colleges and universities. MillerCoors also continued to sponsor the 1-800-TAXICAB
drunk driving prevention program, which fielded nearly 800,000 calls in 2011.
Other accomplishments featured in the report include:
Idaho growers saved 7.35 billions of water by using new barley varieties
Employee and corporate nonprofit donations topped $12.7 million in 2011
More than $550,000 in tuition reimbursement payments were made to MillerCoors employees
No environmental, health and safety fines from April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012
“We are taking steps across the company to ensure that we are sustainably building a stronger future for MillerCoors and the communities we serve,” said MillerCoors Chief Executive Officer Tom Long. “Great Things on Tap provides insight into our strategy for environmental stewardship and also reinforces our deep commitment to ensuring our beers are consumed responsibly.”