Modifications included the upgrading of the fermentation and storage departments
at the 's-Hertogenbosch brewery (Netherlands), a new syrup hall in the soft-drink
plant of Bunnik (Netherlands) and the commissioning of new bottling lines at the
brewery in Madrid (Spain). New plants included the new malting in Hurbanovo
(Slovakia) and a new brewery and soft-drink plant in Skopje (Macedonia). Starting up
of the Skopje plant is one of the factors contributing to the rise in water, electricity
and thermal energy consumption for soft-drink production.
The 'Aware of Water' project, which has proved to be highly effective in reducing
water consumption, has been completed and a new 'Aware of Energy' project was
started at the end of 2002 which aims to cut overall energy consumption by 7.5%
over three years. A video featuring a kick-off statement by our Chairman, Thony Ruys,
has been sent out to all our breweries and workshops are planned in 2003.
Further progress has been made in our 'Sustainable Agriculture' project. Meetings
have been held with farmers to define the conditions for more sustainable barley
production, combined with crop rotation. The performance indicators which have
been defined will be tested in the coming year.
HEINEKEN REPORT SAFETY, HEALTH ENVIRONMENT UPDATE 2002