Posts tagged Environment

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Power to Make a Difference — Deputy Minister visits St. John’s Brewery

St. John's Brewery Tour

Photo L-R: Molson Brewery employee; John Drover and  Deputy Minister Bill Parrott, Environment and Conservation Dept, Government of NL; John Buckley, Brewery Manager.

St. John's Brewery Tour

Photo L-R: Deputy Minister Parrott and John Buckley

Want to make a difference!? Start by your own actions! That is an integral part of Molson’s Energy and Environmental Conservation Program — The Power to Make a Difference . The program is in it’s second year and thanks to employee engagement we are doing our bit in the community. In Newfoundland and Labrador our St. John’s Brewery welcomed a visit by Deputy Minister Bill Parrott, and John Drover, Director of Policy and Planning, both of whom work in the Environment and Conservation Department of the Provincial Government. They had a opportunity to tour the brewery and gain insights into a number of different initiatives. A key component is bringing awareness to employees – share our consumptions results – also receiving employee feedback for opportunities on conservation, recycling, and waste reduction.

Hey … we all need to do our bit at work and home to make a difference.

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Earth Hour 2009…are you ready…


Originally uploaded by ferg.devins

March 28th 2009 at 830pm the world wiill engage in Earth Hour. At Molson we are proud to be actively engaged in raising awareness for our employees at all of our locations across the country and reaching out to the family, friends, neighbours, customers, beer drinkers and all Canadians to take action on March 28th.

Last year we had all of our operations take action to reduce energy, which actually resulted in some learning that helped us to change some of our practices to improve energy efficiencies. A simple action like turning off non essential lighting resulted in some powerful examples of how we can make a difference in energy conservation.

Molson salutes the folks at World Wildlife Fund for their continued efforts with Earth Hour and encourage our employees, customers, consumers, families, friends and neigbhours to rise up and get involved in this tremendous initiative on March 28th around the globe.

More to come…Cheers…@MolsonFerg

Cities in Canada already engaged include Toronto, Montreal, Halifax, Vancouver and Edmonton.

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Billions Recycled through The Beer Store in Ontario

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Upon the release of recycling results and their environmental stewardship for The Beer Store in Ontario, I felt compelled to write a post and share the positive news with everyone. The Beer Store (of which Molson is a shareholder) has been doing a terrific job in environmental stewardship since partnering with the Government of Ontario to be the Ontario Deposit Return destination for all beverage alcohol containers.

Brewers have been doing their part for a long time. The industry standard bottle has 47 brewers participating in Canada which means significant re-use of this container and eventual recycling when the bottle wears out. These brewers represent more than 97% of the industry volume in Canada…quite an accomplishment.

The Beer Store role in Ontario’s Deposit Return for beverage alcohol is continuing to improve upon environmental stewardship in the province. To read the full report you can download it at the Beer Store’s environmental page on their web site.

I will also point you to more details on what Molson and Molson Coors Brewing Company are doing in the context of corporate responsibility by re-directing you to our Molson Coors Brewing Company environmental responsibility page.

What do you think our industry and Molson can be doing to continue to be more environmentally friendly ? Please let us know by commenting below…cheers !

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

Molson Launches Its Brewery Energy Conservation Program


As you probably know, the issue of energy conservation is making headlines throughout the world today. The call to action is for all of us realize that to preserve our planet’s resources for generations to come; we all have to take action. At Molson, we depend on the future of natural resources such as water, hops or barley to make our beer. So, it’s absolutely critical for us to reduce our energy consumption and ensure those resources last, for at least a few more centuries.

I’m pleased to share on this forum that this week we launched our Energy Conservation Program across all of Molson breweries in Canada. It is an internal campaign which focuses on getting everyone working in the breweries involved in making small changes that can lead to big results in conserving water, electricity and natural gas. The program includes targets for reducing the amount of energy or water used in making our beers. There is a comprehensive communication plan focusing on raising the awareness amongst brewery personnel about the importance of being informed and mindful of their water and energy use at work of course but also at home. Their actions – for example, when they turn off equipment that is not in use, signaling leaking water taps – or switching off lights that are unnecessary can make a big difference. The plan is designed to increase their awareness of this and to encourage a change of behaviors and culture towards reducing wasted energy and water, at the brewery or at home.

It’s a new approach but energy efficiency is not a new to Molson. Over the years, we’ve already taken important steps to reduce our environmental footprint. For example, we target environmental conservation at all steps of the brewing process. We’ve also set standards in water management, waste reduction and recycling. Our recycling initiatives with beer bottles, aluminium and corrugated cardboard dramatically reduce land fill.

Looking ahead, the goal is to continue to reduce energy usage in our brewing process. The focus of the campaign is on three key energy sources: gas, electricity and water.

As individuals, we all have the power to make a difference for the environment, whether it’s at work or at home. Small gestures have a real, positive impact. For example, you can turn off a dripping tap, power off idling machines, turn off lights and computers.

We’ll keep track of our progress and we’ll regularly communicate results and provide updates and conservation ideas and tips to employees. The ultimate intent is to make Molson one of the most environmentally conscious and energy efficient breweries in the world.

Why? Simply put, because it’s the right thing to do, and together we have the power to make a difference!

Friday, April 18th, 2008

A Makeover from Molson Employees!

It was an absolutely perfect day to participate in the Mayor’s 20-minute Makeover.  We couldn’t have asked for better weather to be outside helping to clean up Toronto!

This morning, about 100 Molson employees in Toronto gathered together and picked up garbage and debris around the office and brewery on Carlingview Drive.  We kicked-off the morning clean-up by leading the employees (with a bag pipe band!) to a flag raising ceremony, where they were addressed by Molson’s President and CEO Kevin Boyce and City Councillor Suzan Hall. After the flag was raised, we needed to make sure everyone was physically ready for the challenge….so we had a couple of Molson’s finest instruct the group with some warm-up exercises and stretches — Thanks ladies!

The clean-up was a complete success.  We had a great time being outside in the sunshine, and we picked up bags and bags worth of garbage.  Even found a broken speed limit sign!

Thank you to Suzan Hall for joining us today and thank you to all who volunteered….Proud to play our part!  Cheers.

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