RESULTS Specific thermal energy consumption - soft-drink production MJ/hl 0.00 25.00 30.00 35.00 40.00 2004 2003 2002 2001 38.13 2000 37.35 target 1999 37.58 In Greece, for example, savings were made by controlling the process on the basis of heat demand. Specific thermal energy consumption at our soft-drink plants remained fairly constant, at 37.4 MJ/hl in 2000 and 38.1 MJ/hl in 2001. 6.7 Carbon dioxide This is the first time Heineken has reported on carbon dioxide emission resulting from fossil fuel combustion at its sites. Fossil fuels are used mainly for heat generation, but at some plants they are also used to generate electricity. A small proportion is used for internal transport. Specific carbon dioxide emission for 2001 was 8.3 kg/hi for our breweries, 2.4 kg/hi for our soft-drink plants and 168 kg/tonne for our maltings. While energy consumption has fallen, carbon dioxide emission has increased slightly, from 63 g/MJ to 68 g/MJ. This increase was due to change in energy usage. At the brewery, 's-Her- togenbosch (Netherlands), for example, additional gas had to be used to raise steam because less heat was supplied by the neighbouring combined heat and power plant. 6.8 Packaging Revised packaging procurement standards have been introduced which seek to ensure the responsible use of materials, minimise environmental impact and restrict the use of heavy metals, PVC and other materials. PVC is no longer used in standard crown cork closures in the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Italy and Greece. Packaging choices (one-way bottles, returnable bottles, cans or PET bottles) are made at national level, in consultation with public authorities, wholesalers, producers and consumers. Fleineken is developing and/or assisting in the development of new packag ing concepts, many of which are tested for environmental acceptability by means of 39

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