Environment Since September 2001, Highly Active Antiretroviral Treatment (HAART) has been added to existing medical provisions in five African countries (Burundi, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo and Nigeria). The treatment is being rolled out gradually to ensure that the quality of the programme is maintained. Workers and their dependants are invited to have their Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) status checked and, if their immunity is impaired, are offered antiretroviral drugs. Implementing this programme required investment in staff training and medical equipment: the in-house lab facilities were upgraded and training was provided for all the medical personnel involved. This investment will also improve the overall functioning of the regular medical services. In addition to provision of HIV treatment, prevention effort has been intensified at all sites, in which cooperation with govern ments and non-governmental partners has proved invaluable. The programme conceived and implemented by Heineken has been used by other companies as a model in planning and executing their own HIV projects. Production Beer production increased by over 6 million hi in 2002 to almost 78 million hi, reflect ing the acquisition of breweries in Russia and Germany. Malt production increased from 476 thousand tons in 2001 to 487 thousand tons in 2002, due to higher output at Ruisbroek (Belgium) and Hurbanovo (Slovakia). Soft-drink production remained stable at approximately 6 million hi. Water and waste water Water consumption by the breweries continued to decline in 2002, with specific water consumption falling 2% compared with 2001, to 5.6 hi per hi of beer. This reduction was achieved through a combination of the investment projects at the 's-Hertogenbosch and Madrid breweries and the 'Aware of Water* programme. Specific water consumption by the maltings was 13% lower at 4.4 m3 per ton of malt in 2002, helped by the new malting in Hurbanovo. Specific water consumption for soft-drink production increased slightly, from 3.6 hi per hi in 2001 to 3.8 hi per hi of soft drink in 2002, mainly due to the investments in the Skopje plant and a more intense cleaning regime in Lamia (Greece). The total Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) load of the effluent leaving the brew eries, maltings and soft-drink plants and discharged to surface water, most of which is treated, amounted to 22.7 thousand tons in 2002. UPDATE HEINEKEN REPORT SAFETY, HEALTH ENVIRONMENT UPDATE 2002 5

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