Friday, May 10th, 2013
Marjolaine Deslauriers et moi-même avons eu le plaisir d’assister hier soir à la soirée des Prix Estim de la Chambre de commerce de l’Est de Montréal où Andrew Molson a reçu le prix Orchidée. Le prix Orchidée est remis annuellement à une personne afin de reconnaître leur apport remarquable au développement économique et social de l’Est de Montréal. Une phrase provenant du programme souvenir explique bien pourquoi ce prix lui a été décerné: ‘M. Molson est un homme accessible, généreux, attentif et qui redonne dans sa communauté. Merci de votre engagement!’
Il est photographié en train de recevoir de Mme Carole Bellon, Présidente du conseil d’administration de la Chambre de commerce de l’Est de Montréal, le prix Orchidée.
Au nom de tous les employés de Molson Coors, félicitations Andrew!
Marjolaine Deslauriers and I were honored to attend an event last night organized by the Montreal East Chamber of Commerce where Andrew Molson received the “Orchidée” award. The “Orchidée” award is presented annually to an individual in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the economic and social development of Montreal East. A quote from the souvenir program explains well the reason why he received this award: “Mr. Molson is accessible, generous, attentive and gives back to the community. Thank you for your commitment!”
Andrew is pictured receiving the “Orchidée” award from Carole Bellon, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Montreal East Chamber of Commerce.
On behalf of the Molson Coors employees, congratulations Andrew!
Friday, May 3rd, 2013
The sound of morning birds high in the trees singing their early morning calls…toss and turn at 453 am…dog out to do it’s business…coffee on and i thought, “why not sit down and write a spring blog”. After all, three days of 20 degree + celsius and it actually feels like spring has sprung in Toronto. I must also admit that some other factors contribute to this overwhelming shift in season for me. Obviously with the NHL playoffs commencing this week, after what might have been a lost season, the city is truly excited. I was blown away by the sea of blue and white downtown and on the subway on Wednesday night. Love to see the community spirit. As a partner with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens we actually celebrated a little playoff BBQ at our head office on Tuesday, just to get the team in the spirit of spring playoffs. Our President Stewart Glendinning and Chief Legal and People Officer Kelly Brown and fellow leadership team members helped host staff over the lunch hour…a little competitive spirit added of course. And we can’t forget our third sponsored club in the first round of playoffs of course - Ottawa Senators.
Stewart and Kelly hosting
And then of course there is the return of the summer rep. Gosh, 32 years ago I sat in a similar seat as a young representative from northwestern Ontario. It was the summer of the Jeux Canada Games in Thunder Bay. What a grounding experience that has carried friends and memories for me across my entire 29 career at Molson Coors. A toast to our returning summer reps and those who have just joined us. I know that they will represent us well at events and promotions coast to coast to coast and always flying the responsible choices banner as they go about their business.
Another sign of spring is the annual Randstad awards night. Randstad does a great job at reaching out to 7000 prospective employees across the country to assess the attractiveness of 150 employees. Proudly Molson Coors ranked eleventh this year. A special treat this year was Debbie Travis presenting her “ten commandments” for success. Inspiring and entertaining to say the least !
A toast to our employees and all that they do to carry the passion, commitment and drive for our business…over the past 227 years. Now that’s heritage. Naturally we are nothing without those who carry our products to market and the beer drinkers who support us at the taps, retail store or your favourite drinking occasion. We appreciate and value your business.
And of course the beer business and all that we face in regulations, taxes, mark ups. Provincial budgets are another sign of spring and the Ontario budget was filed yesterday by the Wynne government in Ontario. Good news for beer drinkers and customers in Ontario is that there is not any increase in the beer taxes. Now that’s worth a toast on a sunny day at the legislature with blossoms in bloom at the memorial to Queen Victoria !
Another sign of spring is the renewed commitments to community. Across this great land we engage with community leaders in so many ways. Whether they are local festivals and events designed to instill community spirit and celebrate the arts, local sports events and team get togethers or support for a charity or not for profit of choice. The Beer Store in Ontario will be undertaking their annual drive for Leukemia. Hats off to them and their union membership and Beer Store customers who donate their empties and the difference that they make in our community. May 25th and 26th please donate your empty deposit refunds.
Perhaps you have a thought on spring being sprung. I hope you’ll share it. A toast to you and yours this spring weekend. No doubt we’ll all be seeking a patio, a television screen to watch playoffs and some great quality time with family and friends as the weather warms. Cheers to a great wrap to the week and start to the weekend. @MolsonFerg
Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
The Montreal brewery, in Canada, has once again demonstrated that it is possible to brew good beer and to be green.
In February, Molson Coors took top honours in the ‘Industrial or Manufacturing Process — $5 million and over’ category at the Énergia 2012 awards organized by the Energy Management Association of Quebec (AQME).
The contest recognizes achievements in building energy efficiency, technological innovation, industrial and manufacturing processes, as well as transport, integrated management and greenhouse gas reduction. Of the 48 projects selected as finalists, 16 received awards.
For Molson Coors, it was facilities retrofit work providing for reduced energy and water consumption that earned the company this prestigious award. Work carried out extended to 4 buildings and covered and area of some 475 000 ft2. In total, some hundred air handling units, air heaters, air evacuators and recovery devices were retrofitted or replaced. Existing equipment was between 20 and 40 years old, with some no longer in optimal working order.
Energy savings achieved:
- Water consumption was reduced by 9 200 000 litres a year through the elimination of water-cooled air conditioning units.
- Natural gas consumption was reduced by 1 562 800 cubic metres a year, thereby trimming CO2 emissions by 2955 tons a year.
- Electricity consumption was reduced by about 1 609 400 kWh a year.
Over and above the environmental benefits, reduced operating costs have enhanced both profitability and performance at our Montreal brewery!
Congratulations to the entire team of individuals responsible for this project!
Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
La brasserie de Montréal, au Canada, vient de démontrer, une fois de plus, qu’il est possible de brasser de la bonne bière et d’être vert.
En février, Molson Coors a été récompensée lors des prix Énergia 2012 de l’Association québécoise pour la maîtrise de l’énergie (AQME). Molson Coors s’est mérité un grand prix dans la catégorie « Procédé industriel ou manufacturier de 5M$ et + ».
Le concours vise à récompenser les réalisations en matière d’efficacité énergétique dans le bâtiment, les innovations technologiques, les procédés industriels et manufacturiers ainsi que le transport, la gestion intégrée et la réduction de gaz à effet de serre. Parmi 48 projets finalistes, 16 ont été récompensés.
Pour Molson Coors, c’est la remise à neuf de ses installations permettant de réduire sa consommation d’énergie et d’eau qui lui a valu une récompense. Le projet réalisé s’étend sur 4 bâtiments et environ 475 000 pi2. Au total, une centaine de centrales d’air, aérothermes, évacuateurs, unités de récupération ont été touchées ou remplacés lors de ce projet. Les équipements existants avaient entre 20 et 40 ans et plusieurs d’entre eux n’étaient plus en bon état de fonctionnement.
Les économies d’énergie :
- La consommation d’eau a été réduite de 9 200 000 litres d’eau par an en éliminant des climatiseurs refroidis à l’eau.
- Notre projet a permis de réduire de 1 562 800 mètres cubes de gaz naturel ou 2 955 tonnes de CO2 par an.
- Nous avons réduit environ 1 609 400 kW/h d’électricité/an.
En plus d’aider l’environnement, grâce aux économies d’opération, l’entreprise devient ainsi plus profitable et permet de garder l’usine de Montréal hautement performante!
Bravo à toute l’équipe responsable de ce projet !
Friday, November 18th, 2011
Molson Coors Canada was recognized again as a world-class employer by Canadian company, I Love Rewards. The gala, which was held on November 15th, housed 50 companies which were receiving an award for making the top 50 most engaged workplaces list, and Molson Coors was proud to be one of them.
The gala highlighted companies that champion employee engagement by creating an environment where employees are involved and enthusiastic about their workplace through different channels. Receiving this award means that our employees want to come to work every day, take pride in our workplace and care about the future success of Molson Coors.
Brand Champions from our Toronto offices and brewery attended the ceremony to graciously accept the award on behalf of Molson Coors.
We truly are a company that takes pride in both our product and employees, and we’re thankful to be recognized for it! Cheers.