Leading partnerships highlight of HEINEKEN 2014 Sustainability Report

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HEINEKEN has been doing more to engage colleagues in sustainability and partnerships. This Report is published in the words of HEINEKEN colleagues who are bringing the company’s commitments to life.

HEINEKEN UK publishes its latest Sustainability Report, setting out its achievements and activities during the year and detailing the next generation of its sustainability strategy. The standout success in the report is the progress HEINEKEN UK has made in ‘Growing with Communities’, a new pillar added last year to the HEINEKEN group’s ‘Brewing a Better World’ strategy. The launch of new projects including ‘Helping Britain Blossom’ and ‘Act for Addaction’ brought HEINEKEN colleagues closer to the company’s key sustainability issues while making a positive difference for its stakeholders.


Key achievements
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  • The launch of ‘Helping Britain Blossom’, a project in partnership with the Bulmer Foundation and the Urban Orchard Project to restore and create orchards for 100 communities across the UK by 2017
  • The launch of ‘Act for Addaction’, a programme to put its colleagues at the heart of HEINEKEN’s partnership with Addaction, the alcohol addiction charity, which marked its 10th anniversary during the year
  • The opening of a new National Distribution Centre in Derby which will save 300 tonnes of C02 per year
  • The Tadcaster site is now the UK’s largest solar powered brewery. It has over 4,000 photovoltaic panels in operation
  • The launch of a pilot ‘Farmer Sustainability Group’ in partnership with malted barley supplier Munton’s to share best practise between members
  • HEINEKEN was the only alcohol company to receive both the BITC CommunityMark and Platinum ‘Big Tick’, demonstrating the recognition it is gaining for its sustainability activities