ffp® 4 Sustainability Review (continued) Sourcing sustainably Source raw materials from sustainable sources v. O Q, Heineken N.V. Annual Report 2018 Report of the Executive Board Report of the Supervisory Board Financial Statements Sustainability Review Other Information 2020 commitment Aim for at least 50% of our main raw materials12 to come from sustainable sources13 2018 milestone Aim for at least 25% of our main raw materials to come from sustainable sources Our progress On track Our contribution to the SDGs: 2.4 Sustainable food production systems and resilient agriculture In 2018, 34%* of our main agricultural raw materials came from sustainable sources14 (2017: 28%, 2016: 17%)14. Our procedures for sourcing sustainably cultivated crops are based on the principles of the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform (SAI), an organisation of multinational food companies working towards a more sustainable food chain. Almost 100% of our bitter hops are now sustainably sourced following successful programmes in Germany and the USA. In the USA, we have worked with Yakima Chief Hops to develop the Green Chief sustainability programme for over a decade. Based on its success, the programme was rolled out with an approved Code of Practice for all hop suppliers. We launched a new project in Canada to enable farmers supplying the Lagunitas Brewing Company to become sustainable by 2021. Chinook Arch Grain has created a Sustainability group to lead and coordinate 15 farmers in the Alberta region. They will collaborate with the USA hop growers to share learning and best practices. Estimation. At the moment of the publication, contract negotiations were still in progress. For more on our Sustainable Agriculture approach and progress, see our website and case studies. In Mexico, we started a pilot project in the Guanajuato watershed, an important agricultural area under risk of decreasing water availability. We set up a strong cooperation between our specialists, farmers, the malting plant, breweries, and strategic suppliers. The team is working on improvement of yield, water use, CO2 emissions and farming practices. They also implemented a new code of practice with farmers, in line with the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) and set targets for water use, rotation, yields, and revenue increase. Projects include drip irrigation, aerial monitoring of crops using drones and use of biological agrochemicals. Like many other countries, Mexico still faces challenges in convincing suppliers and farmers to practice sustainable agriculture or to use biofertilisers. This pilot delivered water savings and increased the yield. We are planning to expand the project scope in the next two years. Looking ahead We developed an action plan to increase sustainable volume per agricultural material and reach our target by 2020. We are increasing our focus on sugar, another key ingredient of our products, to grow its sustainable volume in our supply chain. Brewing a Better World in action Sustainable bitter hops Almost 100% of our bitter hops are now sustainably sourced in the USA. We worked with Yakima Chief Hops to develop a sustainability programme, which was rolled out for all hop suppliers. Sustainable sourcing project in Mexico A team of our specialists, farmers and strategic suppliers is working on improvement of yield, water and energy use and farming practices in Guanajuato watershed in Mexico. Brewing a Better World in action .'C51 H* k wV yjttoïY

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