Sustainability Review (continued)
Growing with communities
Investing in our communities
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Report of the Executive Board
Our contribution to the SDGs:
3.1 Reduce the global maternal mortality
3.2 End preventable deaths of newborns and children under five
6.1 Achieve universal and equitable access to safe drinking water
Report of the Supervisory Board
In 2018, more than 3,600 employees in
31 markets spent over 21,000 hours volunteering.
HEINEKEN operating companies contributed
almost €22 million to local communities, including
cash donations, time, in-kind donations and
Total direct contributions by
our operating companies
Shared value projects
Our regional sourcing projects in Africa aim to create
jobs, strengthen the agricultural sector and improve
the lives of rural households.
Since 2009, we have invested €4.8 million in cash
and €13.5 million in equipment and people through
our Public-Private Partnership projects in Burundi,
DRC, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra
Leone, and South Africa. This excludes additional
third party funding leveraged by our contribution.
Our regional sourcing projects provide work to more
than 150,000 farmer households.
For more detailed information on our support to the
communities, see our website and case studies.
The HEINEKEN Africa Foundation
Many communities in the Sub-Saharan African
countries where HEINEKEN operates do not have
access to basic healthcare and clean water.
Therefore the HEINEKEN Africa Foundation
supports projects that improve health for those
people that need it most.
Since it was established in 2007, the Foundation has
committed €9.9 million to 111 projects, of which 38
projects were still running in 2018.
In 2018, the HEINEKEN Africa Foundation approved
seven new projects totalling an investment of
They include the construction of two maternal
and neonatal wings in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and
Bukavu, DRC, and three projects bringing drinking
water to communities in Burundi and Ethiopia.
Over the years the Foundation has developed
strong expertise in Mother Child Healthcare and
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). These two
areas are crucial for the earliest beginning of life
and are highly interdependent. Small improvements
can have a big positive effect for communities now
and in the future.
invested in local committed to 111
sourcing projects health and water
since 2009 projects since 2007
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Solar powered water wells in Sierra Leone
In Sierra Leone, we are installing solar powered water
wells. Three were completed in 2018, with four more in
the pipeline for 2019.
Clean water for households in DRC
We are supporting the construction of an 80m deep
borehole connected to a 2km distribution network,
public latrines and an incinerator for a hospital in a
poor suburb of Kinshasa. It will provide clean water for
9,755 households and reduce illness and deaths due to