Molson Coors Receives Industry Recognition for Sustainability Performance

  Molson Coors Receives Industry Recognition for Sustainability Performance

   Global Brewer included in the 2014 Sustainability Yearbook and received
Industry Leader and Gold Class distinction for its sustainability performance

Business Wire

DENVER & MONTREAL -- January 24, 2014

Molson Coors Brewing Company (NYSE: TAP; TSX: TPX) has announced that it has
been selected for inclusion in the RobecomSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook 2014
and has received the Industry Leader and Gold Class distinction for its
excellent sustainability performance. This acknowledgement follows the
brewer’s recent recognition on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index as World
Beverage Sector Leader, and as a leader for the transparency and quality of
climate change data it has submitted to the global marketplace through Carbon
Disclosure Project (CDP), the world’s only global environmental disclosure

This is the second consecutive year that Molson Coors has been awarded a Gold
Class distinction and Industry Leaders in the Sustainability Yearbook.

"We’re proud to be included in the Sustainability Yearbook 2014. This
recognition underscores the priority we place on driving sustainability
improvements and letting our shareholders and stakeholders know how we’re
doing,” said Peter Swinburn, Molson Coors president and chief executive
officer. “We describe our impact on people, communities and the environment as
‘Our Beer Print’. Increasingly, we realize the importance our retail customers
and brand consumers place on our positive Beer Print. ”

In July 2013, Molson Coors announced the issue of its ‘Our Beer Print’ - 2013
Corporate Responsibility Report, outlining savings of $10 million per year
from 2008 through 2012, due to lower use of energy and water, reduced waste
fees and taxes, and sales of materials that would otherwise have been
disposed. In 2012, the company announced ambitious new long-term targets to
achieve further reductions: 25 percent in energy intensity, 15 percent in
greenhouse gas intensity and 20 percent in water per unit of production by the
year 2020.

The Sustainability Yearbook looks back at companies’ sustainability
performance in 2013 and ranks them as Gold, Silver or Bronze. The top
performing company from each of the 59 industries is awarded RobecoSAM
Industry Leader. Since 1999, RobecoSAM has been assessing and documenting the
sustainability performance of over 2,000 corporations on a yearly basis and
has a sophisticated proprietary database.

This year, RobecoSAM made it more challenging to be a yearbook member. Not
only do companies need to be in the top 15 percent of their industry but they
must also achieve a score within 30 percent of their Industry Leader’s score.

To learn more about Molson Coors’ corporate responsibility efforts, visit or

About Molson Coors Brewing Company

Molson Coors Brewing Company is one of the world’s largest brewers. The
Company’s operating segments include Canada, the United States, Europe, and
Molson Coors International. The Company has a diverse portfolio of owned and
partner brands, including signature brands Coors Light, Molson Canadian,
Staropramen and Carling. Molson Coors is listed as the beverage industry
sector leader on the 2012/2013 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, the most
recognized global benchmark of sustainability among global corporations. For
more information on Molson Coors Brewing Company, visit the company’s web

About the Sustainability Yearbook

For more information visit the RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook microsite:

You will find:

  *Sustainability Leaders 2014
  *Webcast interview with Daniel Wild, PhD, Head of Sustainability Investing
    Research & Development
  *Industry Profiles: 59 Industries at a Glance
  *Top 15 Industries by Participation Rate
  *Yearbook Construction Methodology Overview

About RobecoSAM

RobecoSAM is an investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability
Investing. Its offerings comprise asset management, indices, private equity,
engagement, voting, impact analysis and sustainability assessments as well as
benchmarking services. Asset management capabilities include a range of
ESG-integrated investment and theme strategies (in listed and private equity)
catering to institutional asset owners and financial intermediaries across the
globe. Together with S&P Dow Jones Indices, RobecoSAM publishes the globally
recognized Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). Based on its Corporate
Sustainability Assessment, an annual ESG analysis of over 2,500 listed
companies, RobecoSAM has compiled one of the world’s most comprehensive
sustainability databases. RobecoSAM’s proprietary research and sustainability
insight, gained through its direct contact with companies, are fully
integrated into its investment solutions.

In 1995, RobecoSAM was founded on the conviction that integrating ESG factors
into traditional financial analysis leads to a better informed investment
decision. RobecoSAM is a member of the global pure-play asset manager Robeco,
which was established in 1929 and was acquired by ORIX Corporation in 2013. As
a reflection of its own commitment to advocating sustainable investment
practices, RobecoSAM is a signatory of the UNPRI and a member of Eurosif,
ASrIA and Ceres. Approximately 120 professionals work for RobecoSAM, which is
headquartered in Zurich. As of June 30, 2013, RobecoSAM listed and private
equity* had assets under management, advice and/or license of approximately
USD 11.8 billion. Additionally, RobecoSAM’s Governance & Active Ownership
team** had EUR 53 billion of assets under engagement and EUR 35 billion of
assets under voting.


Molson Coors Brewing Company
Colin Wheeler, 303-927-2443
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