Archive for the Our Beer Print category

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Kamenitza Fan Cup Receives Award for Responsibility

For 11 years, Kamenitza has hosted the biggest amateur soccer tournament in Bulgaria, aptly named the Kamenitza Fan Cup. At this year’s 11th annual Responsible Business Awards, the Kamenitza Fan cup received the first runner-up award for excellence in cause-related marketing.

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The annual awards ceremony, organized by the Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum, recognizes those Bulgarian businesses that excel in corporate social responsibility. The Responsible Business Awards is the most prestigious CSR competition in Bulgaria and this year a record number of companies participated. A total of 56 companies competed in seven different categories. Winners were selected by an independent jury of distinguished professionals from the fields of business, media, government and NGOs. With their first runner-up finish, Kamenitza is certainly proving that improving Our Beer Print can be fun.

The Kamenitza Fan Cup provides an excellent opportunity for non-professional players all across the country to practice their favorite sport in professional environment in the spirit of sportsmanship and fair play. The tournament lasts for more than 7 months and covers all 27 regional cities. In 2013, a record number of 18,000 players and 1,800 teams participated and winners were awarded with a trip to the legendary Maracana Stadium in Brazil!

Kamenitza Fan Cup

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Recognizing a Champion of Hope

We’ve always known that being a great beer company involves more than just brewing. In that tradition, the Denver and Golden offices hold an annual giving campaign to support the Mile High United Way and make a positive impact in our community.

This year’s campaign raised a record breaking $175,000 – an increase of 30% over last year!

Champion of Hope

Each year, Mile High United Way honours exceptional companies for their outstanding employee campaigns and demonstrated commitment to the community. Molson Coors received the Champion of Hope award, which recognizes companies who go above and beyond financial contribution to Mile High United Way with in-kind donations, volunteerism and by creating a culture of giving within their organizations.

Cheers to the Denver and Golden offices for helping to improve our positive Beer Print in the communities we live and work.

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Top of the class: Our Beer Print is recognized again

For the second consecutive year, we’ve received the Industry Leader and Gold Class distinction for our excellent sustainability performance in the RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook 2014.

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The Sustainability Yearbook looks back at companies’ sustainability performance in 2013 and ranks them as Gold, Silver or Bronze. The top performing company from each of the 59 industries is awarded RobecoSAM Industry Leader. Click here to view a full list of Industry Leaders.

This year, RobecoSAM made it more challenging to be a yearbook member requiring companies to be within the top 15% of their industry in regards to sustainability practices. And, they must also achieve a score within 30% of their Industry Leader’s score to make the cut. This effectively makes being a yearbook member a more exclusive acknowledgement of a company’s sustainability practices.

This recognition proudly sits alongside last year’s other Our Beer Print successes: World Beverage Sector Leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and achieving a position of leadership in the in CDP’s S&P 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI).

These recognitions prove that by working to improve our positive Our Beer Print, we can win the right way!

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Our Beer Print in action

We’ve always known that being a great beer company involves more than just brewing. In that tradition, we couldn’t be more proud of the employees who volunteered in celebration of Our Beer Print.


Molson Coors Supply Chain TeamProject Homeless Connect

That’s a whole lotta noodles!
Members of the Denver Supply Chain team took home cooking to heart while spending an afternoon volunteering at The Gathering Place. Working together, the team chose their own menu (spaghetti), shopped for the food, cooked and served the meal to more than 200 women, children and transgender individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty.

Connecting with the community
More than 20 Molson Coors employees helped to connect homeless people with health, social and economic resources at Project Homeless Connect. The annual resource fair is supported by more than 40 organizations and provides access to basic necessities and service. Onsite at the event, our team provided a variety of assistance ranging from navigating the event to coordinating lunches.

We also played a key support role before the event volunteering time and muscled to set-up the Convention Centre to host more than 1,400 attendees.

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Golden Great Water Month
To wrap-up volunteer activities, four Molson Coors employees and their family members teamed up with 40 teammates from MillerCoors to get down and dirty as they spent their Saturday working to improve the Clear Creek Watershed.

Volunteers spent the day loosening the soil, applying more soil, seeding and covering the new area with a straw blanket to prevent erosion.

Clear Creek Watershed

Here’s to increasing our positive beer print!

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Bringing clean drinking water to Bihar

Our brewery in India is located in the state of Bihar, home to more than 100 million people. Once prosperous, Bihar is now battling issues such as illiteracy, inadequate access to safe drinking water and poor sanitation coverage. Surveys show that only 14% of households have access to a toilet facility and only 8% of Bihar’s 290 schools have water and sanitation resources.

Bihar1  Bihar2(Photo Above: President of Molson Coors International Kandy Anand, and Chairman of Cobra Beer Karan Bilimoria, inaugurating the new well in a village near our brewery in Bihta)

We wanted to improve Our Beer Print and make an impact in our local community, so our team in India partnered with Water For People to build a fresh water well down the street from our brewery. The new well opened last month and will serve 500 families with safe drinking water. Our team also built a new toilet block and hand washing facility at the local school, which is helping to improve attendance.

We are very proud to be part of this project which will save lives, improve education and reduce the number of people suffering from water and sanitation-related diseases.

What is Water For People?

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Water For People looks for creative, sustainable ways to help communities build and maintain their own reliable, safe water systems. Our project is a small part of their Everyone Forever Program, which has some audacious objectives:

  • Increase water supply coverage from 57% to 100% (over 4 years)
  • Increase water and sanitation coverage in schools from 8% to 100%
  • Encourage hygiene behavior change through education

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