O Results 15 7 CHAPTER The aggregated information on our environmental performance which we published for the first time in our 1998-1999 report was confined to our European operations. In this report, we are publishing global data on the environmental performance of our produc tion facilities for the first time. Water and energy use, carbon dioxide emissions, pack aging, waste and incidents are covered in this chapter. These are the most relevant parameters for our industry, while the other parameters are generally a derivative of these. Additional data can be found in Annex 4. The data for Europe are presented separately (in Annex 3), to facilitate comparison with our 1998-1999 report. The specific and absolute environmental performance parameters exhibit variations, both positive and negative, due to variations in production volume (related to beer consumption which in turn is affected by weather, special events etc.), weather conditions (affecting heating and refrigeration) and other factors. While the factors underlying these variations are known to us, it would be beyond the scope of this report to discuss them all here. Therefore, only selected developments/events of particular interest are covered. Our breweries achieved the targets as stipulated in the 1998-1999 report for water and energy consumption in 2001. Our maltings achieved the target for water, but the soft- drink plants fell short. This year we also publish our results in the area of safety and health for the first time. The report on safety covers only the European production units and the report on health relates only our activities in Africa. We are planning to report on progress with the implementation of our safety reporting system in countries outside Europe in 2004. 6.1 Production The main raw materials used in the brewing process are water, malting barley and hops. Energy is needed for heating, cooling, boiling and filtering. The beer is packaged in bottles, cans or kegs and is usually transported by road or by water to our cus tomers. As well as breweries, Heineken also operates a number of maltings and soft- drink plants. Production units (See Annexes 5 and 6) 85 single purpose of which: 61 multi-purpose of which: 24 breweries maltings soft-drink plants 55 breweries soft-drink plants 2 breweries maltings 4 breweries, maltings soft-drink plants HEINEKEN REPORT 2000-2001 SAFETY, HEALTH ENVIRONMENT 26

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