Posts tagged Water for People

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Water Stewardship: Helping the business and our communities


With increasing global demands on fresh water supplies, it is becoming more and more important that we play our part in water conservation. By conserving water, we shrink our negative Beer Print and increase our positive Beer Print!

As one of our most important beer ingredients, we care about Every Drop of water we use and Every Ripple of its impact in our communities and supply chain. So we have set an ambitious goal to improve our breweries’ water efficiency by 20% by 2020.

With our 2020 water efficiency goal in mind, our work up to now has made some great progress! From 2008 to 2012, our water efficiency projects have saved approximately 504 Olympic-sized swimming pools of water!

We also have a long history of working with our local stakeholders to try and solve water challenges, including:

Our latest water-related project is in Bihar, India, close to our Cobra Brewery. We are working with Water For People to build a toilet block, hand washing facility and fresh water pump. This will dramatically improve the well-being of the community and reduce life threatening diseases in this vibrant but underprivileged part of India.

The accomplishments we listed above are great, but there is still a lot to do!

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Molson Coors Water Stewardship Month – Making Every Drop Count

Water matters to us because without it, we can’t brew great beer.  And, it matters to an increasing number of people as freshwater becomes more scarce in regions around the world.  That’s why it’s vital that we live up to our water pledge – to be good stewards of the drops we use and community-minded about the ripples we leave.  That is what September is all about at Molson Coors.

Once again, hundreds of employees in the US, UK and Canada joined in volunteer events to clean our shorelines, riverbanks and watersheds.  This year, nearly 500 employees took a home water survey and pledged to conserve water at home.  I pledged to save 10% and I’m doing that by taking short showers, using high-efficiency appliances and cutting back on outdoor watering.

Some of us told our friends and family about the survey and encouraged them to take it, too.  Together, we pledged to save nearly 3.4 million litres every month for the coming year.  We’ll also be donating to organizations that support water conservation and sustainability like the World Wildlife Fund Canada, Wateraid and Water for People.

More importantly, Molson Coors is on target to reach its global goal of a 15% increase in water efficiency by the end of 2012.  Still brewing great beer, but doing it with less water.  I’ll drink to that!

Bart Alexander is chief responsibility officer at Molson Coors