Electricity Specific electricity consumption of breweries continued to decline in 2002, falling 2% compared with 2001 to 10.3 kWh per hl of beer, reflecting the savings predominantly achieved via investment projects at 's-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands) and efficiency gains in Shanghai (China). Our maltings reported a 1% decrease in specific electricity consumption, from 123.9 kWh per ton in 2001 to 122.5 kWh per ton of malt in 2002. Specific electricity consumption by our soft-drinks plants was 10% higher, up from 4.6 kWh to 5.1 kWh per hi of soft drink, partly due to the replacement of packaging machines at Bunnik with new equipment which uses more power and the additional pumps installed in the new syrup hall. Thermal energy Specific thermal energy consumption by our breweries continued to decline, falling to 116.5 MJ per hi of beer in 2002. This improvement was mainly due to the new equipment installed at our breweries in Madrid and Den Bosch. The figure for our maltings in 2002 was 2,984 MJ per ton of malt, which represents a decrease of 2% compared with the year before and was achieved through technical improvements such as more efficient insulation and the overhaul of the heaters at two maltings in Slovakia. Specific thermal energy consumption for our soft-drink plants rose from 38.1 MJ per hi in 2001 to 40.8 MJ per hi of soft drink in 2002, mainly due to the alterations at Lamia and our new plant in Skopje. Carbon dioxide emissions Total carbon dioxide emissions increased from 684 thousand tons in 2001 to 698 thousand tons in 2002, corresponding to specific emissions of 7.8 kg per hi of beer and 2.4 kg per hi of soft drinks. The equivalent figure for our maltings was 165 kg per ton of malt. Because the trend in carbon dioxide emission is related to the trend in thermal energy consumption, it was lower for our breweries and maltings and slightly higher for our soft-drink plants. By-products and waste Output of residual industrial waste was 24% lower last year, down from 101 thousand tons in 2001 to 76.4 thousand tons in 2002, with the African region recording the biggest decrease, of almost 25 thousand tons. Nigeria, where a good start has been made by selling brewers' grains to local farmers instead of dumping them at landfill sites, was largely responsible for this improvement. HEINEKEN REPORT SAFETY,HEALTH ENVIRONMENT» UPDATE 2002

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