Significant progress achieved on Brewing a Better Future agenda
Submitted by HEINEKEN
Today Heineken N.V. published its 2011 sustainability report. The report summarises HEINEKEN’s delivery against its public commitments, as well as overall progress on its global sustainability strategy ‘Brewing a Better Future’.
The report provides detailed updates on the Company’s 23 integrated programmes, built around its three strategic imperatives:
Jean-François van Boxmeer, Chairman of the Executive Board/CEO, said: “By living our values each and every day we have the opportunity to create a sustainable business that we will be able to pass on to future generations of employees.”
Highlights from the HEINEKEN 2011 sustainability report:
HEINEKEN’s 2011 sustainability report reflects feedback that the Company received by reaching out to numerous stakeholders throughout the year and the report is based on the disclosure guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).
This year the full sustainability report will only be available in online format (at www.sustainabilityreport.heineken.com), making communication greener, more flexible and highly interactive. A short printed high-level summary of the report will be available on request as of 19 April.
The sustainability section on the Company website, www.heinekeninternational.com/sustainability, includes downloadable information about HEINEKEN’s sustainability performance and links to the 27 local market reports. HEINEKEN encourages dialogue around sustainability issues and encourages feedback from its stakeholders. Comments on the report may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Anoeska van Leeuwen
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Note to editors:
HEINEKEN is a proud, independent global brewer committed to surprise and excite consumers with its brands and products everywhere. The brand that bears the founder’s family name - Heineken® - is available in almost every country on the globe and is the world’s most valuable international premium beer brand. The Company’s aim is to be a leading brewer in each of the markets in which it operates and to have the world’s most valuable brand portfolio. HEINEKEN wants to win in all markets with Heineken® and with a full brand portfolio in markets of choice. The Company is present in over 70 countries and operates more than 140 breweries with volume of 214 million hectolitres of group beer sold. HEINEKEN is Europe’s largest brewer and the world’s second largest by revenue. HEINEKEN is committed to the responsible marketing and consumption of its more than 250 international premium, regional, local and specialty beers and ciders. These include Amstel, Birra Moretti, Cruzcampo, Desperados, Dos Equis, Foster’s, Heineken, Newcastle Brown Ale, Ochota, Primus, Sagres, Sol, Star, Strongbow, Tecate, and Zywiec. Our leading joint venture brands include Cristal, Kingfisher, Tiger and Anchor. In 2011, revenue totaled €17.1 billion and EBIT (beia) was €2.7 billion. The number of people employed is around 70,000. Heineken N.V. and Heineken Holding N.V. shares are listed on the Amsterdam stock exchange. Prices for the ordinary shares may be accessed on Bloomberg under the symbols HEIA NA and HEIO NA and on the Reuter Equities 2000 Service under HEIN.AS and HEIO.AS. Most recent information is available on HEINEKEN's website: www.theHEINEKENcompany.com.
Launched in 2010 'Brewing a Better Future' is HEINEKEN's long-term sustainability ambition for 2020. 22 integrated programmes make up the ambition, focussing on improving the environmental impact of HEINEKEN's brands and business, empowering people and the communities in which HEINEKEN operates and positively impacting the role of beer in society.Amongst the commitments Heineken has made as part of its approach to sustainability are:
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