Cleaner water in Spain Spain Specific water consumption breweries and soft drink plants In Tadcaster (UK) the specific water consumption decreased due to the installation of a new reverse osmosis plant, which allows for recuperation of hot water within the brewery. Upgrading and repair work in Ekaterinburg (Russia) and Karlovac (Croatia) resulted in additional water savings. In Valencia (Spain) and Irkutsk (Russia) water consumption decreased through more efficient water utilisation and monitoring within the brewery. TPM improvement programmes such as in Badr (Egypt) and Vialonga (Portugal) also reduced the specific consumption of water. In 2009, almost 80 per cent of our breweries complied with the maximum limit of 7 hectolitres of water per hectolitre beer brewed as set out in our Aware of Water programme. Seven of the 26 non-compliant breweries are recent acquisitions. continue to protect and preserve the environment. Alfonso Garcia Environmental Manager into the environment. in beer to be adjusted. achieving our goal of reducing levels even further. During the course of the year, Heineken Spain identified two ways to reduce phosphorous discharge. The first involved substituting its use, where possible, with other natural compounds such as citric acid. The second incorporates a biological and chemical phosphorous removal process in the Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP), prior to it being discharged into the environment. This additional stage was put into operation in Heineken's breweries in Madrid, Valencia and Jaén. These steps have led to a 65 per cent reduction in the amount of phosphorous we discharge, which will have a positive impact on the surrounding aquatic environment," says Alfonso. "We will continue to think of ways to reduce the amount of phosphorous we use and release, and thus Phosphorous is a naturally occurring chemical component that can be found in our bodies and in many everyday products, such as washing detergents and fertilisers. In breweries, it is used as a cleaning agent. It is also a substance that is naturally found in raw materials such as malt which therefore requires pH levels Phosphorous is an essential nutrient in order for natural life to flourish, but too much or even too little can be damaging," explains Alfonso Garcia, Environmental Manager at Heineken Spain. "Heineken has always been well under the regulated limits of phosphorous discharge, but with these new measures we're In 2009, Heineken Spain introduced important new measures to reduce the amount of phosphorous its breweries discharge Heineken N.V. -Sustainability Report 2009 15 hi water/hi beer soft drink cider 2012 I 2009 I Restated 2008 2008 2007 Target Actual The performance data for 2009 (actual - target) relate to the companies that were part of the Heineken Company in 2008 and therefore exclude acquisitions made in 2009.

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