The new Burton Brewery energy centre opened by Molson Coors has delivered £750,000 of cost savings in its first year of operation. The centre was officially opened last October to support the business’ global ambition to cut energy consumption by 25 per cent and 15 per cent of its greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.
The annual savings achieved in the first year of operation have met the ambitious targets set at launch and in addition to cost savings, the energy centre has resulted in 8.3m kWh of gas and 4.41m kWh of electricity saved. This is equivalent to powering 503 homes with a year’s supply of gas, and 805 homes with electricity.
CO2e emissions have also been reduced by 6.5 per cent (3,660 tonnes) – the equivalent of flying 3,050 passengers across the Atlantic from London to New York. NOx production has been halved.
The announcement follows recent news that Molson Coors has maintained its listing on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the fourth consecutive year and North America Index for the fifth consecutive year. Molson Coors is also the only alcohol producer to be recognised by DJSI for world class sustainability performance.
Victoria Segebarth, Supply Chain Director at Molson Coors UK & Ireland, said: “We’re extremely happy with the progress that has been made as a result of our energy centre. The cost savings made have been utilised and re-invested into our brands, service and breweries. This has given us the opportunity to delight the world’s beer drinkers and focus on being first choice for customers and consumers, while still keeping our beer print to a minimum.”
Last month Molson Coors released its 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report – ‘Our Beer Print’ – which revealed that global energy use has been reduced by 3.4 per cent, equivalent to the average annual energy consumption of 1,600 households. Carbon emissions fell by 2.4 per cent while water use decreased by 3.3 per cent. All UK Molson Coors-owned breweries now send zero waste to landfill.