Molson Coors UK – 2023

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Molson Coors UK – 2023

Thanks to investments in renewable electricity and greater energy efficiency, Molson Coors Beverage Company in the UK is set to beat its 2025 global carbon reduction targets – reducing carbon emissions in its direct operations by more than 60% in 2021 and by more than 30% in its value chain. As part of its global sustainability goals, Molson Coors has committed to reduce carbon emissions from its direct operations globally by 50% by 2025, and to reduce emissions from across its value chain by 20% against a 2016 baseline. The 2025 goals are verified by the Science Based Targets Initiative as part of the company’s global Environment, Social and Governance commitments.

Back in April 2021, Molson Coors signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with RWE, one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies, to supply its UK operations with electricity generated from the Tween Bridge wind farm in South Yorkshire. Under the terms of the 10-year agreement RWE will deliver around 75 gigawatt hours of green electricity per year. 

The 22 turbines at Tween Bridge will provide the electricity required to power all of Molson Coors’ UK sites, including the breweries at Burton, Tadcaster and Sharp’s in Cornwall, as well as the Aspall Cyder House in Suffolk, all offices, the national distribution centre and the national call centre in Cardiff.

In an average year Molson Coors consumes the same amount of electricity as around 25,000 households – or the population of the business’ historic UK brewing home in Burton-upon-Trent. This long-term agreement means that, for the first time, all of the more than 1 billion pints that Molson Coors produces in the UK in an average year will be made with electricity from 100% renewable sources.