Heineken has announced a new ambition to decarbonise its own production by 2030 and its full value chain by 2040.
This is the first in a series of refreshed Brew a Better World ambitions, which form an important part of the company’s new EverGreen balanced growth strategy.
Dolf Van Den Brink, Chairman of the Exective Board/CEO, said: “In this Decade of Action, we are committing to accelerating our actions to address climate change. We aim to be carbon neutral in our production sites by 2030 in order to meet the 1.5°C goal set by the Paris Agreement. We will further reduce our emissions through energy efficiency and speed up the transition towards renewable energy.
“A large part of our overall carbon footprint beyond production comes from agriculture, packaging, distribution and cooling. This means we will work in close partnership with our suppliers and partners to reach our ambitious goal of a carbon neutral value chain by 2040.We know that HEINEKEN can only thrive if our planet and our communities thrive. I want to thank our deeply committed employees for their passion for this topic. Together, we will do our part to brew a better world.”
From barley to bar, Heineken continues to focus on concrete actions to reduce its carbon footprint, working closely with customers, consumers and suppliers.
Heineken aims for all of its production sites to become carbon neutral by maximising energy efficiency and renewable energy use by 2030. In close partnership with suppliers, also by 2030, Heineken aims to cut emissions by 30% across its entire value chain from a 2018 baseline.
Looking ahead to 2040, the company will be the first global brewer to aim for carbon neutrality in its full value chain.
To mark its commitments, Heineken is joining alliances to drive collective forward momentum. The brewer is proudly becoming a member of the Business Ambition for 1.5C, the Race to Zero as well as RE100.