137 Sustainability Review (continued) Significant water balancing in water-stressed areas2 "HEINEKEN Mexico's contribution to the Monterrey Metropolitan Water Fund helps improving water availability and reducing flood risks." Wastewater management Heineken NV. Report of the Report of the Financial Sustainability Other Annual Report 2016 Introduction Executive Board Supervisory Board Statements Review Information - Aim for significant water balancing by our production units3 in water-scarce and water- distressed areas. Our 2018 milestone - 18 production units in water-scarce and water-distressed areas have started to implement action plans for water balancing. Colin Herron Freshwater Programme Director, The Nature Conservancy For more on water balancing, and our progress in Mexico, Ethiopia and other markets, see our website On track - 13 of the 23 production units in scope have started to implement water balancing action plans. - We kicked off a new partnership with Conservation International's local NGO in Indonesia to reforest 20 hectares of land in the sensitive Cisidane catchment area, and started two landscape restoration projects in Spain with NGO partner Commonland. - The second year of our partnership with UNIDO saw us co-host two multi-stakeholder workshops to develop a shared vision of the most important water issues of densely populated Java and the collective efforts needed to address them. It inspired stakeholders to start a Water Alliance. Looking ahead Based on an Assessment by WWF International, we have identified 13 additional sites where we will investigate the water risks in 2017. When these risks are confirmed, we will launch Water Stewardship Initiatives. Pilot projects will start in Mexico in 2017 to engage farmers on sustainable water use and we have more workshops planned with UNIDO, including Algeria and South Africa. Our 2020 commitment Our progress in 2016 Our 2020 commitment - All of our wastewater volumes are treated (by us or by a third party) before being discharged into surface water. For more on our water stewardship approach and progress, see our website 2 This means redressing the balance between the amount of water we source from the watershed and the amount that isn't returned because it's used in our products, and through evaporation. 3 23 production units in Algeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria, Spain and Tunisia. Our progress in 2016 On track - In 2016, a new wastewater treatment plant became operational in Nizhny Novgorod (Russia). - Construction of two other wastewater treatment plants has begun: one in Freetown (Sierra Leone) and one in Gisenyi (Rwanda). We expect these to be operational in the course of 2017. - By the end of 2016, we had 13 sites without a treatment plant; 12 beverage plants and one malting plant, representing 3.5% of Heineken N.V. beverage production. For these sites, we plan to build wastewater treatment plants to be in operation by 2020.

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