Heineken Vietnam has again been selected among the top 3 most sustainable companies in Vietnam 2019 in the manufacturing sector. The awards ceremony for the “Top 100 Sustainable Companies in Vietnam” was held by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) in cooperation with the Vietnam Business Council for Sustainable Development (VBCSD) on November 26 in Hanoi.

This is the fourth consecutive year Heineken Vietnam has received this recognition for its continuous efforts in sustainability and the positive impact the company has created for Vietnam’s socioeconomic development.

The award recognizes its sustainability efforts in applying a circular economy throughout its business operations, creating tangible value for sustainable development in Vietnam and proactively inspiring the business community to pursue sustainability.

“Heineken Vietnam is a leading business in sustainability,” said Mr. Quang Vinh, Secretary General of VCCI and Vice Chairman and Secretary General of VBCSD. “Its success story in sustainable development is an inspiring example for the business community and the private sector. We highly appreciate the contribution of pioneering companies and their active sharing of best practices that support us to achieve the 2030 agenda for sustainable development in Vietnam.”

“Once again, being ranked in the top three of the most sustainable companies in Vietnam for the fourth consecutive year is an honor for everyone at Heineken Vietnam,” said Mr. Jacco Van der Linden, Managing Director of Heineken Vietnam.

“Sustainability has always been at the core of our business. This award is an added encouragement and a challenge for us to improve further, because sustainability is a long-term journey that requires the cooperation of all stakeholders, including the business community.”

Both Heineken’s global and local / Vietnamese approach to sustainability covers its entire value chain from manufacturing to distribution to consumption. Its sustainability strategy focuses on six key areas and supports the implementation of six of the 17 SDGs, where the company believes it can have the greatest impact in Vietnam: Advocating Responsible Consumption, Promoting Health and Safety, Protecting Water Resources, Reducing CO2 Emissions, Growing with Communities, and Sourcing Sustainably.

To ensure that its sustainability initiatives can create tangible value for People, Planet, and Prosperity in Vietnam, the company proactively builds a sustainability culture for all employees to think and act more sustainably.

A notable initiative Heineken Vietnam has implemented on its sustainability journey is moving towards a circular economy. The Tiger bottle top recycling program is an exciting project that is a three-pronged strategy to encourage recycling, reduce waste, and provide vital infrastructure to the community.

The company has proactively worked with both the Vietnamese Government and VBCSD to encourage sustainable development among businesses by sharing best practices in the circular economy at various training sessions and workshops with other local businesses throughout the year.

Heineken Vietnam also uses renewable energy, which has reduced its water consumption and sends virtually zero waste to landfill in production, with 99 per cent of its waste and by-products from production being reused or recycled.