Home > International Report > Europe/Russia > Heineken plans to cut overall emissions by 30 percent by 2030

Europe/Russia

06 May 2021

Heineken plans to cut overall emissions by 30 percent by 2030

The Netherlands | With a nod to Earth Day activists, on 22 April 2021, Dutch brewer Heineken announced that it aims for all of its production sites to become carbon neutral, maximising renewable energy and energy efficiency. As part of its EverGreen campaign, the company will cut its overall emissions by 30 percent by 2030.

The company recently announced a stepped-up ambition to decarbonise its production by 2030 and its full value chain by 2040.

The company pledged to eliminate sending waste to landfills from its 166 production sites by 2025. It will accelerate returnable packaging and will continue to develop environmental-friendly packaging such as its latest recyclable Green Grip packaging in the UK, which replaces single-use plastic rings in multipack cans, saving 500 tonnes of plastic every year.

Furthermore, Heineken is establishing an external gender commitment to increase women represented in senior management to 30 percent by 2025 and 40 percent by 2030. Heineken said it commits to equal pay for equal work between female and male colleagues. The company will have assessed all countries and have action plans in place for any remaining gaps no later than 2023.

By 2023, the company will ensure that two zero-alcohol options are available in the majority of its markets.