08 Feb '12, 1pm

How Do Two Sustainability Departments Become One?

How Do Two Sustainability Departments Become One?

It is often said that internal initiatives and programs are often the first to come under the axe in a merger. Diversity and leadership development programs are often easy victims. Does the CSR department also fall by the wayside? In 2008, when Molson Coors and SABMiller brought Miller Brewing Company and Coors Brewing Company together as the joint venture MillerCoors , sustainability and corporate social responsibility became a core component of their strategy and growth. I sat down with Kim Marotta, Director of CSR at MillerCoors to learn best practices of merging a CSR department. She had been with the company since 2004. Set Up Council to Determine Merged CSR Identity Shortly after the joint venture (JV) , a Corporate Responsibility Council was formed with representatives from each parent. MillerCoors seized the opportunity for change and innovation. For example, at th...

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