At Heineken we feel a part of society. We maintain contacts with a variety of stakehol
ders, each of which has its own individual cultural background, preferences and
expectations. At Corporate level we are engaged in discussions with governments,
non-governmental and branch organisations, shareholders and the financial world.
At local level we maintain contacts with the communities of which we are a part, with
consumers, neighbours and the national authorities.
Strengthening Heineken's contacts
The intention of this Environment Report is to inform all interested parties about the
content of our environmental policy and about the results it has achieved. The resul
tant dialogue contributes towards the quality of our environmental reporting.
One Heineken tradition is good relations with our employees. We also attach great
importance to the transfer of knowledge. In order to inform and motivate our people
A number of our operating companies already inform stakeholders about their envi-
of environmental reports that are distributed to employees, the local community,
Heineken's operating companies offer visitors an opportunity to tour a production
facility. Visits of this nature also devote attention to the environmental issues involved
in the production of beer.
Heineken's production facilities make every effort to maintain good relations with the
local and national authorities. Not only do they ensure that they comply with the
applicable legislation and regulations, they also consult with the local authorities
legislation. The companies also foster good contacts by virtue of their voluntary parti
cipation in a variety of projects.
local authorities and other interested parties. A number of other production facilities
will also publish a local environmental report within the next few years. Several of
we publish a number of internal publications and provide a wide variety of training
programmes organized by institutions including the Heineken University.
ronmental management and performance. They provide this information in the form
The local authorities
about new environmental permits in order to anticipate the consequences of new
IN FRANCE HEINEKEN IS A MEMBER
OF 'VACANCES PROPRES' - AN
INITIATIVE WHICH ENDEAVOURS
TO COMBAT THE SPREAD OF LITTER,
ESPECIALLY IN THOSE AREAS
VISITED BY A LARGE NUMBER OF
HOLIDAY MAKERS. THE 'VACANCES
PROPRES' ACTIVITIES INCLUDE
THE PROVISION OF RUBBISH BAGS
IN POPULAR HOLIDAY REGIONS.
HEINEKEN ENVIRONMENT REPORT 1998-1999