Malt washing Mashing Lautering Wort boiling
Hot trub (solids)
Malt grits Waste water Brewers grains Wort vapour
Yeast Carbon dioxide Spent kieselguhr
The production processes impact the environment in various ways: raw materials
and consumables are required and these result in emissions, into the atmosphere and
surface water and they generate solid waste. Other activities in the production chain
also have an environmental impact, including raw material production and transport.
All these activities also carry risks to safety and health.
RISK INVENTORY AND EVALUATION
A risk inventory and evaluation
exercise was carried out
at Bralima (Kinshasa, Democratic
Republic of Congo) in 2001, with
the assistance of an international
consultant. After analysing
the risks in all departments of the
brewery and ranking them by
frequency and potential conse
quences, the brewery formulated
an action plan to address these.
A total of 102 actions were
identified, most of which were
relatively easy to implement,
for example through training and
instruction, effective process
management and revised
6.2 Safety (Europe)
There were three fatalities at work among employees of our European production units
in 2000 and 2001, two in traffic accidents and one in an accident involving a forklift
truck. Nine Heineken employees became 100% disabled in 2001. The principal causes
were hand, shoulder and ankle injuries and burns caused by chemicals.