Managing both its carbon and water footprints and increasing female leadership are just some of MillerCoors's many worthwhile initiatives
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, MillerCoors – a joint venture of SABMiller and the Molson Coors Brewing Company – is the second largest beer company in the US, behind Anheuser-Busch, and is responsible for household names including Coors Light, Miller High Life and Blue Moon, as well as international brands including Pilsner Urquell and Peroni Nastro Azzurro. This year’s report highlights the company’s impressive progress across sustainability initiatives in 2014 and announces its sharpening focus on 2020 through a series of new and ambitious goals.
The report is divided by the three pillars of the company’s 2020 strategy and subsequent commitments: Great Times – promote and protect the responsible enjoyment and marketing of beer; Great Environment – embed environmental stewardship in the way the company operates; and Great People and Communities – empower employees, suppliers and communities. This strategy, informed by the company’s 2014 materiality assessment, helps to organise the new 2020 goals, of which there are 10. The report offers a variety of interesting updates, including a summary of the company’s carbon footprint throughout its supply chain, a description of partner-led work on watershed conservation, and a targeted strategy to increase women’s leadership at MillerCoors.
Early in the report, MillerCoors makes...