Our business priorities (continued) Engage and develop our people (continued) Build critical capabilities and strengthen functional excellence Leverage diversity and our culture Report of the Executive Board Report of the Supervisory Board Financial Statements Sustainability Review Heineken N.V. Annual Report 2018^ 20 Other Information Delivering our business priorities ACCELERATE ACCELERATE is HEINEKEN's new global leadership development programme, rolled out across all regions. It is designed to equip high-potential leaders with the skills and insights they need to shape and drive the future of our business in a fast changing, complex and increasingly competitive world. Over a nine-month learning period, participants experience a range of delivery methods including: a kick-off by the Regional President; experiential digital activities; a three day, face-to-face programme; a work-based stretch assignment; peer challenge; and personal one-to-one professional coaching support. We continue to operate in a very competitive and fast moving environment where developing key strategic capabilities and driving functional excellence in a disciplined way is becoming part of how we do business. Operating companies and functions have defined their critical capabilities to win as part of their People Plans and significant investment is underway. We continue to focus our efforts on digital, end-to-end management in supply chain and revenue management. At the same time, we maintain our focus on developing strong functional excellence and getting the basics right across all our disciplines. We understand the importance of having a diverse workforce as a key driver of innovation, creativity and business performance. Starting with inclusion as the key to unlocking our diverse workforce will ensure we create an environment that appreciates and values the different contributions a diverse workforce can bring. To this end, we have deployed inclusive leadership workshops to our top leaders, we are building an ambassador community to support our local markets with their Inclusion Diversity action plans, and we will continue to address our plans to increase the number of women in senior leadership positions. Finally, we have incorporated an inclusion index as part of our annual climate and engagement survey, which is a key barometer for how we are doing across our culture. For 2018, our employee engagement scores continue to rank us in the top quartile of companies against the external benchmark.

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