With its Fort Worth, TX brewery added to the list, MillerCoors reported all of its major breweries are now landfill-free.
“We are committed to finding innovative ways to build on our heritage of brewing high-quality beer sustainably. It is one of our driving priorities in creating America’s best beer company,” says Gavin Hattersley, MillerCoors CEO. “We didn’t reach this milestone overnight nor can we attribute success to one department, one brewery or one employee. The entire MillerCoors family is committed to ensuring a sustainable future for our company and the communities in which we work and live.”
The Fort Worth brewery reduced waste by 66 percent in 2015 compared to 2014. To achieve this, the brewery engaged a Sustainability Employee Council to lead education initiatives throughout the facility, focusing on changing employee behaviors by making recycling easier and more accessible. Nearly 100 percent of brewery waste is recycled or reused, with the small amount of remaining waste going to a waste-to-energy facility, according to MillerCoors.
In 2009, the company first set a goal to reduce brewery waste by 15 percent by 2015. Since 2009, MillerCoors has reduced its waste across the organization by 89 percent, equal to keeping more than 9 million pounds of waste out of local landfills.
Achieving landfill-free operations at all major breweries is not the end of MillerCoors commitment to waste reduction. By 2020, the brewer aims to achieve landfill-free operations at all its major manufacturing sites in the US.