“In our quest to create America’s best beer company, MillerCoors remains committed to providing products and services of superb quality and value to its customers and our consumers. It is vital for our suppliers to understand that we expect the highest standard of conduct. That is why suppliers like Ball must adhere to our Supplier Code of Conduct and why we assess each supplier’s performance through Sedex, the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange. Beyond these compliance-focused initiatives, we also expect a high level of sustainable innovations. For packaging, that means we strive to continuously optimize the packaging, reduce the material used per unit and ensure that used containers do not escape the recycling process. We need to continue to educate, encourage and remind businesses and the public that metals are essentially infinitely recyclable.
Our strategic partnership with Ball Corporation truly exemplifies value chain collaboration in order to deliver against our sustainability goals. In support of MillerCoors 2020 target to reduce the carbon footprint of its packaging by 25%, Ball launched its Cut/4 CArboN program in 2014. Together we endeavor/aim to increase energy efficiency in our production facilities, take additional weight out of our cans, work with our supplier partners, and further improve the recycling rates of beverage cans. A prime example of our successful partnership is our joint venture can manufacturing plant in Golden, Colorado. The plant increased energy efficiency by more than 3 percent over the last two years, we started producing a 15 percent lighter can end, and jointly, we continue to fund a local recycling drop-off, providing recycling access to residents of Golden and neighboring communities.”
- Kim Marotta, Director Sustainability, MillerCoors