Heineken Health Management System
Heineken's health policy is primarily concerned with medical assistance for employees
and the treatment of accident-related injuries. Heineken also takes its own initiatives
and supports those of other agencies in the area of preventive and therapeutic health
care in countries where the public health services are inadequate. On the African
continent, for example, we have taken initiatives to provide medication for HIV-positive
employees and their immediate families.
We also regard it as an important task to evaluate and, as far as possible,
manage factors in the working environment, which may jeopardise the health of our
employees. Work-related accidents are recorded in a central database for analysis.
We have also made a start with the introduction of the Heineken Health Management
System. Its purpose is to link the recording and inventory of situations, which are harm
ful to health directly to training and provision of information on accident prevention.
The object of our information and training efforts is to influence employees' behaviour
in order to avoid unsafe and unhealthy working situations. In this way a process of
continuous improvement can be sustained.