tiï O A Our business priorities (continued) Brew a Better World Doing business around the world comes with a responsibility that reaches beyond running an efficient and profitable business. That is why we have made sustainable development part of 0 our overall business strategy and why we want to contribute to delivering the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Drop the C Every Drop Advocating responsible consumption Safety Human rights 7" Introductio^^^^^^^^^^H Report of the Executive Board^^^^^l Report of the Supervisory Board To develop successful brands that people trust, we aim to make a positive contribution to the environment, local communities and wider society. In 2018, we made steady progress towards reaching our 2020 Brewing a Better World targets. We also began to look beyond 2020 and started shaping our sustainable development strategy for 2030. We launched our Drop the C programme in 2018 with the aim of reducing our CO2 emissions by 80%* and using 70% of renewable energy in production by 2030. We have started a number of projects to drive us towards these targets looking into biomass and biogas, wind and solar energy. Meanwhile, we are ahead of our 2020 carbon reduction targets in production and cooling. Emissions in distribution also continue to decrease, although we need to do more to achieve our 2020 ambition. In 2018, we continued to decrease our water consumption and reached our 2020 target. By the end of the year, 96% of wastewater was treated and we expanded our water balancing initiatives. Now, we are raising our ambition; in 2019, we will launch our new water strategy, Every Drop, and increase efforts towards supporting watershed health in the areas where we operate, particularly those which are water-stressed. Making moderation cool is core to our strategy. We use our marketing power, sponsorships and partnerships to address consumers directly and *Baseline 2008 we conduct behavioural research on drink driving to develop effective messages and campaigns. We believe that consumers should have access to ingredient and nutrition information for our products. Ahead of industry and regulation, we made this information available for 95% of our beers and ciders worldwide in 2018. Our expanding offer of over 325 low- and no-alcohol products across 125 brands allows consumers to make right choices when they should not, or do not want to, drink alcohol. Safety is a top priority for us. Our accident frequency rate has decreased since 2015 but we have more to do while serious accidents and fatalities still happen. We proactively identify safety risks across our business and develop actions to address them. We also understand that providing a safe working environment goes beyond implementing tools and programmes. Adopting the right safety behaviours among employees and contractors is an equally important part of our work in this area. In 2018, we revised our global Human Rights Policy and researched the challenges and salient risks our business faces. As a result, we have set clear guiding principles for our employees and suppliers and we are taking action to address the risks. Respecting and protecting the human rights of everyone who directly or indirectly works for HEINEKEN requires ongoing attention and we will continue to work with external experts, such as Shift, to monitor our progress. ®For more on our Brewing a Better World commitments and performance, please turn to the Sustainability Review on page 119. More in-depth information can be found in the sustainability section of our Company website. Heineken N.V. Annual Report 2018 Financial Statements Sustainability Review Other Information Brewing a Better World in action Supporting local sourcing 37% of agricultural raw materials used in Africa and the Middle East were sourced within the region in 2018. This was below our expectations and we continue to face challenges sourcing the local ingredients in the format our breweries need. Our local sourcing initiatives continued to support thousands of smallholder farmers to increase productivity, improve food security and to sell their surplus production in local markets. We remain fully committed to developing sustainable agricultural value chains in Africa (see more on page 132). Restoration of wetland lagoons Water balancing in Spain continues with the restoration of four lagoons and surrounding ecosystems in the Donana wetlands, the largest biodiversity area of Europe and an important resting place for migrating birds and other animals. According to a study by the University of Granada, the project will return more than 1 million m3 water to the environment.

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