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Heineken Vietnam backs sustainable growth

Update: June, 29/2017 - 13:30
Matt Wilson, corporate affairs director of Heineken Vietnam introduces the 2016 Sustainable Development Report in Hà Nội on June 28. — VNS Photo Thanh Hải
Viet Nam News

Heineken Vietnam has announced its achievements and future direction for sustainable development through the release of its 2016 Sustainable Development Report.

The report focuses on six key areas -- promoting responsible drinking, protecting water resources, reducing CO2 emissions and supporting communities, as well as sourcing sustainability and promoting health and safety.

"In 2016, we moved closer to brewing 100 per cent from renewable energy at all our breweries, whilst creating close to zero waste. We strengthened our partnerships and programmes that promote responsible drinking and continued to invest heavily in developing our people and our communities," Matt Wilson, corporate affairs director of Heineken Vietnam, said.

“We believe that our "Brewing a Better Viet Nam" journey will continue to add more value to people, the planet and prosperity in Việt Nam,” Wilson said.

Heineken Vietnam invested more than 8 per cent of Heineken brand’s media budget to promote drinking Heineken responsibly and more than VNĐ16 billion for training and community development. It also provided more than 17,000 hours of road safety training and more than VNĐ25 billion in community sponsorships, including five major clean water projects.

Heineken Vietnam has committed to using local suppliers to create more jobs for the people. 100 per cent of Heineken Vietnam’s packaging materials are purchased locally. The company contributed VNĐ33.5 trillion (US$1.5 billion) to Việt Nam’s economy, equivalent to 0.75 per cent of the country’s total GDP. — VNS

 

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