Heineken Ireland has been announced as the first drinks company in Ireland to achieve the Business Working Responsibly mark from Business in the Community.
The drinks company received the mark in recognition of its responsible and sustainable business practices.
“We’re extremely proud to have achieved the Business Working Responsibly mark. It’s wonderful to see the emphasis we place on sustainability and responsibility across all aspects of our business recognised and benchmarked independently,” Maarten Schuurman, recently appointed managing director of Heineken Ireland, said.
“The mark serves as a clear signal to our stakeholders and our customers and consumers that we are listening; that we know sustainability matters to them as much as it does to us; and that we are working every day to make Heineken Ireland a truly green brewer.”
The Mark, developed by Business in the Community Ireland, and audited by the NSAI, is based on ISO 26000 and is the only independently audited standard for CSR and Sustainability in Ireland.
Tomás Sercovich, CEO of Business in the Community Ireland said that Heineken’s “exemplary work in sustainability and CSR represents exactly the kind of attitude towards community engagement we want to highlight with the Business Working Responsibly mark”.
“They are deserving recipients of the Mark and, with all they have planned for 2019, will be wonderful ambassadors for it too,” he added.
In its most recent sustainability report, Heineken made a number of major environmental announcements, including
achieving zero-waste-to-landfill, meaning all waste produced by the company was deemed recoverable and recyclable.
The group also achieved its target of a 20% CO2 reduction within its distribution network three years ahead of its 2020 schedule.
It has continued to invest in the local community, spending over €100 million annually in the Irish economy, working with 1,000 Irish suppliers and service providers, as well as donating €450,000 to 50 local causes as part of its ‘Growing with our Communities’ initiative.
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