Q Verifi cation re port by KPMGSustainability
Introduction We have been engaged by Heineken N.V. to perform specific procedures with respect to
selected performance data in the 'Safety, Health, and Environment (SHE) Report 2000-
2001' of Heineken N.V. The SHE Report 2000-2001 is the responsibility of the Management
of Heineken N.V. Our responsibility is to issue this Verifiers report, detailing our findings
resulting from the procedures performed.
The objective of our engagement was to perform specific procedures as listed below.
We performed our procedures based on the principles underpinning the International
Standards on Auditing as issued by the International Federation of Accountants.
As these procedures do not constitute an audit or review, this Verifiers Report does not
provide assurance, except regarding the aspects examined by us, the findings on which
are included in this report.
Procedures We carried out the following procedures:
performed 1 Examining, at corporate level, the internal reporting system used to collect, review
and aggregate the 2000 and 2001 performance data from the production sites listed
in Annexes 5 and 6, and the related internal controls.
2 Testing the aggregation process for the 2000 and 2001 environmental and safety
performance data from the individual production sites listed in Annexes 5 and 6, to the
totals presented in Annexes 3 and 4 and related graphs on pages 28 to 40 in chapter 6
of the SHE Report.
3 Selecting and visiting eleven of the production sites, listed on page 26 to assess the
local reporting systems and the reliability of the selected performance data for 2000
and 2001. In 2001 and 2002 we visited sites in The Netherlands, Belgium, Greece, Poland,
Slovakia, Italy, Spain, Indonesia, and Nigeria. Our assessment included the following
environmental data: water, thermal energy, electricity, C02, hazardous and remaining
waste, waste water quantity and COD. At the sites in Belgium, Slovakia, and Spain we
also assessed the 2000 and 2001 safety data.
4 Examining whether the safety, health and environment information in the text of the
SHE Report 2000-2001 is supported by underlying documentation at corporate level.
scope of procedures
Considerations and Environmental data aresubjectto more inherent limitations than financial data given their
limitations nature and the determination methods used. It is important to view the 2000 and 2001
performance data in the context of the explanatory information in Annex 2.
HEINEKEN REPORT 2000-2001 SAFETY, HEALTH ENVIRONMENT