Drop the C
Our business priorities (continued)
Brew a Better World - Drop the C
In 2018, we reached our 2020 carbon emissions target for production ahead
of time, reducing relative emissions1 by 47%. However, climate change remains
one of the most critical issues facing society and greenhouse gas emissions
are still on the rise.
We feel strongly that we must all take responsibility for our share in the effort
to cut greenhouse gas emissions and commitments set by the COP 21 Paris
Agreement. Through our Drop the C programme, we aim to reduce emissions
across our entire value chain. In 2018, we set ambitious targets for production
(see inset). We are now turning our attention to logistics, packaging and cooling.
These are challenging areas because a lot of our emissions come indirectly
through our suppliers' and sub-contractors' activities. By working together,
with a clear shared goal in mind, we can go further than by working alone.
It is through cooperation and partnerships that we will continue to reduce
our carbon emissions, from Barley to Bar.
Report of the Executive Board
Drop the C - 70% Renewable
Energy in production by 2030
In February 2018, we committed to
reducing our CO2 emissions in production
by 80% vs 2008. Through our global
Renewable Energy programme, we will
increase the share of electric and thermal
renewable energy in production to 70%
by 2030. Teams around the world have
been working to develop projects that will
deliver our ambition. Many projects have
been identified - from using biogas from
wastewater treatment plants in Nigeria
to generating energy from biomass in
Indonesia. The first projects started in 2018.
Other footnotes for sustainable development focus areas are presented on page 154.
Heineken N.V. Annual Report 2018
Report of the Supervisory Board
Malting and adjuncts
HEINEKEN's 2017 carbon footprint
In 2018, we reassessed* our carbon footprint, last published in 2015.
It shows our carbon emissions across the whole value chain.
The new figures show an increase in our carbon footprint from
64.1kg CO2-e per hl in 2014 to 68.1kg CO2-e per hl2. This is due to changes
in calculation methodologies3 and our use of direct data to calculate
Scope 3 emissions.
Most importantly, it shows a decrease in emissions in the areas where we
have reduction policies in place: production (-15%), logistics (-22%) and cooling
(-13%). This proves that, when we consistently implement targeted programmes,
we achieve meaningful results.
Based on 2017 data.
Extrapolated to 100% of companies. 12.9t CO2 for 84% of companies in scope.