Heineken Pledges Carbon Neutrality by 2040
By Maitane Sardon
Heineken NV on Thursday said that it has set targets to
decarbonize its production and value chain over the next two
The world's second-largest brewer aims to have carbon neutral
breweries and offices by 2030 by removing from the atmosphere the
same amount of carbon dioxide it emits. To reach carbon neutrality,
Heineken said it will make its sites more energy efficient and
increase its renewable energy use.
The company also plans to achieve carbon neutrality across its
whole value chain by 2040 by reducing the emissions associated with
its products and suppliers.
"A large part of our overall carbon footprint beyond production
comes from agriculture, packaging, distribution and cooling,"
Heineken's Chief Executive and Chairman Dolf van den Brink said in
a statement. "This means we will work in close partnership with our
suppliers and partners," he said.
Heineken said it has already started working toward achieving
its goals. It said it has halved the carbon emissions it releases a
hectoliter of beer produced from 2008 levels.
In addition, it said it has implemented over 130 renewable
energy projects, including five breweries that are powered by
on-site solar energy.
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