Coors Brewing Company plans to reduce total greenhouse gas emissions by 12 percent, indexed to its production level, by 2010. The Company committed to the greenhouse reduction goal as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Leaders program.
Coors says it has reduced its energy use every year since 2005. The companies 2006 Environmental, Health, and Safety Progress Report says that its major facilities’ weighted energy efficiency improved in 2006 by 6.6 percent overall, surpassing its goal of three percent. The company claims to recycle 95 percent of the waste from its Golden brewery.
But, the report is a bit vague on the details, as you can see from the screen capture below.
Each year, Coors says it sells nearly 3 million gallons of ethanol, a byproduct of the brewing process, to Colorado refineries for blending with gasoline.
Miller Brewing Company recently released its first sustainable development report.
Anheuser-Busch released its 2006 Environmental, Health and Safety report in July.