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Good job! Heineken reduces energy 17% in new sustainability report

on 19/04/11 at 8:44 am


Heineken has topped its energy saving goal by two per cent, with a 17 per cent reduction per hectolitre of beer over the past eight years, according to the company’s 2010 sustainability report.

The company said the 17 per cent savings are down to its ‘Aware of Energy’ programme, which aimed to save 15 per cent energy per hectolitre (i.e. thermal energy and electricity) between 2002 and 2010.

Aware of Energy programme

The programme is aimed primarily at raising energy-awareness among employees. Heineken said action has been taken in several areas such as the roll-out of technical measures to conserve waste heat and the use of renewable energy.

Several of Heineken’s 140 breweries already meet its 2020 targets, according to the company which said it is sharing its best practices with those breweries that are not yet there.

“Ultimately, we want our operations to have the smallest possible emissions footprint. To this end, we are exploring ways to build breweries that are C02 neutral and breweries that use zero fossil fuels,” said the company.

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