HEINEKEN releases its 2021 Annual Report, which includes financial and sustainability data

Published on: 25 February 2022
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Heineken has released its 2021 annual financial and sustainability report. Highlights include a 16% reduction in absolute carbon emissions since 2018, putting us on track to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030 and across our entire value chain by 2040. Water balance is now achieved at one-third of our sites in water-stressed areas.

N.V. Heineken ('HEINEKEN') today released its annual financial and sustainability report. In a challenging and rapidly changing environment, we delivered a strong set of results in 2021. We announced our Brew a Better World strategy for 2030 in 2021, with the goal of driving progress toward a net zero, fairer, and healthier world. Our commitments are raising the bar on climate action, accelerating efforts to support the social agenda, and motivating our brands to be more ambitious in ensuring that consumers around the world always have a zero-alcohol option while encouraging moderate alcohol consumption.

Among the highlights of HEINEKEN's Annual Report 2021 are:

Dolf van den Brink, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO, answers questions about our EverGreen strategy. Detail business review for 2021, including highlights from our brands and innovations, consumer trends, and financial statements.

Insights into our EverGreen strategic priorities for driving superior growth, funding growth, raising the bar on sustainability and responsibility, becoming the best connected brewer, and unlocking our people's full potential.

A detailed update and accomplishments on Brew a Better World 2030: 16% reduction in absolute carbon emissions since 2018, on our path to becoming net zero by 2030, and in our entire value chain by 2040; one-third of our sites in water-stressed areas are now water balanced; we increased the percentage of women in senior management positions to 25%, with the goal of increasing this to at least 30% by 2025 and 40% by 2030; and 97% of operating companies have been assessed on equal pay for equal work.

We continued to improve our governance and transparency by enrolling in the WEF's Stakeholder Capitalism Metrics and TCFD.

We are on a mission to make sustainability and responsibility drivers of growth and meaning for consumers. We will continue to raise the bar on sustainability and responsibility in 2022.

Source: Heineken news

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