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Sustainability Review (continued)
Drop the C - reducing CO2 emissions
HEINEKEN's carbon footprint 2017
HEINEKEN's journey towards renewable energy
Introduction Report of the Executive Board Report of the Supervisory Board
Our carbon footprint is made up of the CO2 emitted
by all the activities linked to making and selling our
products, from barley to bar.
On average, we emit 68.1 kgCO2-e* per hl of
beverage (based on 2017 data).
Malting and adjuncts
We began measuring our carbon footprint in
2010, when only a few of our operating companies
were included and specific methodology was not
Since then, our scope and the methodologies we
use have expanded and improved.
Scope: we have increased the scope of our
carbon footprint calculation from 4 to 23
operating companies, covering 84% of our
Our approach is aligned with the EU Beer Product
Environmental Footprint pilot. We actively
participated in this pilot, together with the
Brewers of Europe, which has resulted in Product
Environmental Footprint Category Rule for beer.
We have updated our modelling in two areas
- Calculation methodology and data sets for
cultivation of crops, which have enabled us
to increase the scope of agricultural impacts
included in our carbon footprint calculations
- Applied the 'Circular Footprint Formula' for
packaging materials, which defines how energy
use, recycled content and recycling rates of
packaging materials can be balanced.
Data collection and automation: our carbon
footprint includes the entire value chain - from our
own operations to suppliers, subcontractors and
customers, across activities such as manufacturing
and recycling of packaging and cooling beverages
at points of sale. We increasingly use actual primary
performance data, for example provided by our
suppliers, rather than estimates.
Our carbon footprint assessment is getting more
accurate and we will continue to develop it in line
with new methodologies and industry best practice.
Extrapolated to 100% of companies. 12.9t CO2 for 84% op companies
See our case studies online.
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used in production
per hi in production
from 2008 levels
used in production
closely with industry partners,
suppliers, governments, customers
consumers to achieve targets
will be set
with science based
targets for packaging,
within two years
targets will be set
for the first time
targets will be renewed
and the scope will