TA R G E TS 4.2 Safety At two meetings in 2001, the safety coordinators of the European operating companies agreed on uniform procedures for reporting and presentation of figures. Reporting cov ers all the European production units which come under the responsibility of Heineken management. Internal transport within brewery sites is also included. The figures for accidents relate to Heineken personnel, temporary workers, agency staff and people working on a contract basis. Agreement was also reached on accident frequency and accident severity as performance indicators (see Annex 2). 4.3 Environment All Heineken operating companies set targets each year for reducing their consump tion of electricity, fuel and water. These targets (see Annexes 3 and 4) are incorporated into a three-year plan which sets out the actions needed to achieve the targets. All operating companies have access to the expertise, which exists within Heineken to assist them in formulating their plans. That expertise is available online via a central database and is disseminated through training courses and themed workshops. After approval of the three-year plan and initiation of the required action, the operat ing companies are responsible for recording data on their environmental performance, employing a uniform procedure. The data they deliver are validated internally by Heineken Technical Services and verified externally. BREWERY COMPARISON SYSTEM All environmental parameters for the Heineken breweries are record ed in a central database: the Brewery Comparison System (BCS). This system was extended in 2000 to include additional environ mental parameters. The system supports local management by providing consistent monitoring and reporting. It also enables a brewery's performance to be measured against set targets and compared with that of the other breweries, generating input for adjusting targets and encouraging competition between breweries to improve performance still further. 4.3.1 Environmental management within the supply chain Heineken is conscious of its responsibility for environmental management within the supply chain: from the production of the raw materials to the disposal of the waste products. We seek to minimise environmental impact through efficient use of raw materials and selection of the most environment-friendly alternatives. In the area of raw-material production, Heineken initiated a 'barley-malt-beer' supply-chain project in the Netherlands in 1995, with the aim of improving quality and safeguarding barley and malt production integrity. Various projects were set up with growers, collectors, maltsters and brewers to identify areas where improvements might be made in barley and malt production yields, quality and integrity. By involving all links HEINEKEN REPORT 2000-2001 SAFETY, HEALTH ENVIRONMENT 14

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