tiï O Q, Respecting Human Rights We use our Human Rights Policy as a guide in order to understand, avoid and address human rights related risks. Our human rights due diligence is the process by which we embed our policy in our way of working. Human rights workshops Renewed Human Rights Policy Human rights due diligence Good Governance Platform Introduction Report of the Executive Board Report of the Supervisory Board Since 2016, we have been conducting human rights risks assessments and action planning workshops in nine of the countries in which we operate across all regions: Mexico, Myanmar, Nigeria, South Africa, Haiti, Ethiopia, Cambodia, UK and Hungary. We conducted these assessments with the centre of expertise Shift, the global leading expert on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. As a result, we have a better understanding of the salient human rights risks we face as a company. The above-listed operating companies have developed practical and relevant action plans to address the identified potential human rights risks for their business. In 2019, we will hold human rights workshops in five more markets: Brazil, Jamaica, Indonesia, East Timor and DRC. Based on the human rights risks identified with the centre of expertise Shift, we revised and sharpened our Human Rights policy, and made it available in September 2018 to all our operating companies as part of our refreshed Code of Business Conduct. Our policy aligns with international standards including: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; the Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work of the International Labour Organisation (ILO); the Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) 2010; and the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The 10 standards for human rights set out in our renewed policy relate to: 1. Health and safety 2. Non-discrimination 3. No harassment and violence 4. Child protection 5. Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining 6. No forced labour 7. Rest and leisure 8. Fair wages and income 9. Access to water 10. Respect for human rights in high risk contexts Financial Statements Heineken N.V. Annual Report 2018 Sustainability Review Other Information In 2019, we will roll out training and a practical implementation guide of the policy to all our operating companies. We expect all individuals working for HEINEKEN (whether directly or through a third party), suppliers and business partners to respect human rights in line with our Human Rights Policy or our Supplier Code. To strengthen our human rights due diligence process, we assess and prioritise our human rights risks, integrate our Human Rights Policy into our way of working, track implementation of our policy and report on our progress internally and externally. To get an outside view, we engage with stakeholders to gather their feedback and observations. We are working with the Fair Labor Association to assess the risk of child labour in the agricultural value chain in the Korhogo area of Ivory Coast. The assessment report and recommendations are expected in 2019. The HEINEKEN risk control framework helps further embed respect for human rights in our operations. Each operating company must check their own policies and practices against the Human Rights Policy and implementation guidelines. In 2017, with input from external stakeholders, we established an internal cross-functional platform to address human rights related issues relevant for the Africa, Middle East and Eastern Europe region. The outcomes of this platform so far include: A new guidance for operating companies on how to conduct business and operate in volatile environments, with the support of Shift, will be rolled out in 2019; Independent audits of our outsourcing practices across Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe were performed by not-for-profit social enterprise, Partner Africa. The outcomes will enable us to address areas for improvement and strengthen our guidelines for outsourcing decisions. An independent study of sorghum sourcing in Nigeria was conducted by the African Studies Centre at Leiden University to better understand its positive and potential negative impacts. Results are expected in the first half of 2019. Two external stakeholder roundtables engaging with NGOs and academics to review and improve our Economic Assessment methodology took place. For more details on our Human Rights Policy, actions and governance, see our website.

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