FTSE4Good 21. Implementation of the Code of Whistle Blowing uses the same methodology (transposition and approval) as the Code of Business Conduct to ensure it is implemented in a uniform manner. In some instances, legal requirements presented an obstacle to uniformity. In some countries, legal requirements were even more stringent than our own policies, in others, such as France, the whistle-blowing procedure cannot be as elaborate as we would like it to be due to legal constraints. It is too early to comment objectively on the effectiveness of the procedure, as the roll-out only started during 2005. At a central level, the Integrity Committee received two reports during 2005. One case, which involved the alleged protection of an employee caught embezzling a small amount of money by a management team member, was investigated then dismissed. A second report filed towards the end of the year was still pending at the close of 2005. The FTSE4Good Index The FTSE4Good Index Series has been designed to measure the performance of companies that meet globally recognised corporate responsibility standards. The management and the evolution of the FTSE4Good Index Series is placed under the direction of the FTSE4Good Policy Committee, an independent body of experts from the fields of corporate responsibility, fund management, academia and the business community. The FTSE4Good Policy Committee's role is to: act as an independent judge of the ability of constituent companies to meet the FTSE4Good Index Series criteria; oversee the consultation process undertaken to develop criteria; approve criteria revisions or new criteria. Source: www.ftse.com Heineken N.V. - 2004/2005 Sustainability Report

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