HANOI, November 26, 2019 – Today HEINEKEN Vietnam was selected amongst the top 3 most Sustainable Companies in Vietnam 2019 (in manufacturing sector). The event was organized by Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) in cooperation with the Vietnam Business Council for Sustainable Development (VBCSD) at Sheraton Hotel, Hanoi.
This is the fourth consecutive year HEINEKEN Vietnam has received this honorable recognition for its continuous efforts in sustainability and positive impact that the company has created for the socio-economic development of Vietnam.
According to Mr. Quang Vinh, Secretary General of Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) & Vice Chairman cum Secretary General of Vietnam Business Council for Sustainable Development (VBCSD): “HEINEKEN Viet Nam is a leading business in sustainability. Their successful story of sustainable development is an inspiring example for business community and private sector. We highly appreciate the contribution of pioneering companies like HEINEKEN Viet Nam and their active sharing of the best practices that support us to achieve the 2030 agenda of sustainable development in Viet Nam”.
Mr. Jacco Van der Linden – Managing Director of HEINEKEN Vietnam, said: “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. 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. HEINEKEN Vietnam’s sustainability strategy focuses on six key areas and supports the implementation of 6 out of 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. This includes:
Some notable initiatives and innovations that HEINEKEN Vietnam has implemented on its sustainability journey are:
About HEINEKEN Vietnam
HEINEKEN Vietnam is a subsidiary of HEINEKEN, one of the world’s leading international brewers. Originated in the Netherlands, this family-owned business with a history of over 150 years, brews and distributes over 250 beer & cider brands in more than 180 countries.
HEINEKEN Vietnam was established in 1991 and operates six breweries and nine sales offices across Vietnam.
From humble beginnings with only 20 employees in Vietnam, HEINEKEN Vietnam is now the second largest brewer in Vietnam with more than 3,000 employees. HEINEKEN Vietnam makes a significant annual economic contribution to Vietnam, amounting to approximately 1% of the nation’s total GDP.
In Vietnam, HEINEKEN produces and distributes Heineken, Tiger, Amstel, Larue, BIVINA, Desperados, Affligem and Strongbow cider. HEINEKEN has six breweries across Vietnam, in Hanoi, Da Nang, Quang Nam, Ho Chi Minh City, Vung Tau and Tien Giang.
In 2017 & 2018 , HEINEKEN Vietnam was recognized as the most sustainable company in Vietnam by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) based on the annual Corporate Sustainability Index.
More information about HEINEKEN Vietnam is available on HEINEKEN Vietnam’s website: http://heineken-vietnam.com.vn
For more information, please contact:
Ms. Nguyen Van Anh Head of Communications Heineken Vietnam Brewery Limited Company Telephone: +84 28 3822 2755 Email: NguyenVan.Anh@heineken.com