Heineken Ireland has been named as winner of the Sustainability Project Impact Award at Bord Bia’s Food and Drink event, which took place in the RDS in Dublin.
The award recognises companies that have planned and executed significant sustainability commitments in relation to sourcing, resource efficiency, health & nutrition and their contributions to their local communities.
“This award marks the culmination of years of hard work in sustainability," said Kathryn D’Arcy, director of corporate affairs.
"The deadline on our current set of sustainability targets is 2020 and it is with real pride that we arrive at these deadlines having surpassed several of those targets ahead of time."
The win comes one year after Heineken Ireland became the first drinks company in Ireland to be awarded Business in the Community’s Business Working Responsibly Mark.
‘Brewing a Better World’
Globally, Heineken sustainability agenda has been guided for over 10 years by its ‘Brewing a Better World’ global sustainability strategy.
The successful implementation of ‘Brewing a Better World’ in Ireland saw the company announce a 58% reduction in CO2 production since 2008 earlier this year, far exceeding its own 20% target.
The brewer also revealed that 100% of the electricity used in the production of its beers and ciders at its Leitrim Street brewery in Cork is now derived from renewable sources.
D'Arcy added: "Setting our new 2030 targets has allowed us to renew our commitment and double down on our ambition in sustainability."
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