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Greenopia Environment Achievement:
After recent mergers, Coors has become one of the largest beer companies in the world. And although Coors has been steadily improving over the past several years, this year marks the first time it will receive a Greenopia leaf. Coors has better than average reporting for the industry and has set clear goals in several environmental indicators. Although it doesn’t presently offer any certified organic beers, it is in the development phase, so look for them in the future. Coors transforms some of its waste products into biogas and also has a closed loop recycling program for its yeast. Coors has also implemented some elements of green building design in its plants and offices. Finally, Coors has begun to lower the footprint of its packaging by using recycled inputs, lightweighting, and in some cases refilling bottles. This step is especially important because the packaging can account of almost half of the total impact of beer production. We would love to see the transition away from glass, but kudos to Coors for heading down the right track in regards to its packaging.
As we noted above, there are many other packaging alternatives that have a smaller environmental burden than glass which we would like to see considered by Coors. Also, Coors does not offer any organic beers yet, which is something we would like to see. Lastly, Coors could benefit from additional greening in its logistics such as sourcing renewable energy such as wind or solar.
Coors gets a green leaf for the first time ever and is a very respectable light green company.