58.4 97% O tiï O Q, Sustainability Review (continued) Every Drop - protecting water resources (continued) Wastewater management Introduction Report of the Executive Board Report of the Supervisory Board 2020 commitment All of our wastewater volumes are treated - by us or by a third party - before being discharged into surface water Our progress More to do Our contribution to the SDGs: 6.3 Improve water quality Our brewery processes generate wastewater which contains organic materials as well as cleaning agents. We have been investing in wastewater treatment plants at the majority of our operations since 1999, even in markets without effluent legislation. We are committed to treating all our wastewater before we return it to nature. In 2018, a new wastewater treatment plant became operational in Gisenyi, Rwanda. Construction of another one started in Zajecar, Serbia. At the end of 2018, 96% of all our wastewater* was treated before discharge. However, we still have 11 sites without a treatment plant: 10 beverage plants and one malting plant, representing 3% of production volume (2017: 12 sites, 4% volume). Those sites currently lacking wastewater treatment infrastructure are part of our investment planning. Looking ahead We will increasingly shift from simply wastewater treatment and disposal to recovery, reuse and recycling, with treated water used for production purposes, in local agriculture and for other industries. Especially for our breweries in water-stressed areas, we will start looking at wastewater through a circular economy lens, exploring solutions for water scarcity. total wastewater volume in million m3 beverage production volume* was treated before discharge We use two ways of measuring wastewater treatment: by volumes of wastewater and by volumes of production. For more on our water stewardship approach and progress, see our website and case studies. Financial Statements Sustainability Review Heineken N.V. Annual Report 2018 Other Information Brewing a Better World in action Wastewater treatment in Rwanda Our new €5.4 million wastewater treatment plant in Gisenyi uses a two-stage process: wastewater from the brewery is first treated under anaerobic conditions using bacteria to break down the organic matter in the wastewater into biogas. Biogas can be collected and used as a renewable energy source. The remaining effluent is then treated using aerobic bacteria before the treated wastewater is returned to surface water. MP éT~l

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