TARGETS In view of the importance of these products to local development and local economies, Heineken stimulates and supports production in several countries. Heineken is also involved in research into barley production based on modern biotech nology (MBT). This research is not expected to yield practical results within the next 3 to 5 years. Heineken will only use MBT-based products if they offer clear advantages for both the consumer and the environment, comply with the applicable legislation and regulations and are accepted by the public. Another example of environmental protection within the supply chain is the light weighting' project, in which Heineken is participating. This project, which aims to reduce consumption of packaging materials, is repeated every five years so that full benefit can be derived from the latest technologies and options (see also Chapter 6.8). AWARE OF ENERGY The insight into the current performance of our breweries afforded by an international energy benchmark shows that, while some are at the top of the league, others still have room for improvement. Our corporate 'Aware of Energy' programme, which seeks to improve the performance of all our breweries, will be introduced in 2002. The aim is to reduce specific energy consumption by around 10%, through research, setting targets and introducing new measures. The first tasks are to raise aware ness among Fleineken's staff and introduce procedures based on 'good housekeeping'. But it is also about technologies such as heat recovery and the use of renewable energy, including biogas. We are planning to report on the progress and results of this programme in our next report. 4.4 Implementation of environmental management systems in the European operating companies Production at all our locations in Europe must comply with the international ISO 9000 standard and must operate an environmental management system, preferably based on ISO 14001. Breweries in Spain and France achieved ISO 14001 certification in 2000 and 2001. 38% volume of the beer produced in Europe is now in compliance with this standard. The comparable figure for soft drinks and mineral water production is currently 12%. Other breweries in Spain Italy, France and Ireland are currently making preparations to obtain ISO 14001 certification. 4.5 Environment-related capital expenditure and costs As announced in our previous report, the Environmental Cost working group, consists of a number of European environmental coordinators. It has been set up to formulate clear definitions for environment-related operating costs and capital expenditure, so that they can be incorporated into our financial systems. Three categories of envi ronmental costs have been defined: waste water disposal costs, waste removal costs and environmental management and monitoring costs, which include penalties paid to public authorities. Three categories of income have been defined: income from HEINEKEN REPORT 2000-2001 SAFETY, HEALTH ENVIRONMENT 16

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