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Monday, August 19th, 2013

Every Drop Every Ripple: Molson Coors receives Water Management award

At Molson Coors we are always proud when other people recognize and reward our activities and we couldn’t be more proud than the recent Water Management award received at the inaugural 2degrees Sustainability Champions Awards.

2013 Water Management Award Winner

You may wonder why this award is different. Well for starters, water means a lot to us. A whole lot. In fact, without great water we couldn’t make great beer. And one of the unique properties about water is that water is a very local issue. Good quality water has driven where our breweries are located around the globe; whether it’s St. John’s in Canada, Golden in the USA or Burton on Trent in the UK, we have brewed in these locations simply because the water is famous with the beers produced.

Without great water quote

This makes water a local and community issue. If we use too much, or mistreat it, we have to recognize the impact on our neighbours and communities. We have worked with our communities around the globe to ensure that we are respecting and preserving the watershed in which we operate, for both our future use, but also for those of future generations of communities.

2degrees Water Management Award  Every Drop Every Ripple2degrees Water Management Award 2
Aside from water being one of our most important ingredients in our beers, it also is vital in producing a second important ingredient; our barley. And we treat our barley growers as another aspect of our broader community. Indeed they suffer the same challenges around water availability around the globe. There’s always too much, or too little. We have worked with our growers to provide support, tools, education and share best practice around how they can harness when there is too much, and be efficient when too little.

Find out more details about our entry here, or get more familiar with our water story by following us on Twitter @EveryRipple!