Ho Chi Minh City, 16 October 2019 – Today, HEINEKEN Vietnam in collaboration with the People’s Committee of Hiệp Hòa commune, Hiệp Đức District, Quảng Nam Province, held the official groundbreaking ceremony for a water station in Trà Linh Tây village, Hiệp Hòa commune, Hiệp Đức District, Quang Nam province. This is the 25th water supply project that HEINEKEN Vietnam has sponsored across the country to support communities in need of access to clean water, with a value of VND 400 million.
Trà Linh Tây village, Hiệp Hòa commune is a remote area in the mountain where most of residents live in poverty. This area often faces water shortage due to heavy droughts. Local people have to travel very far to get water and hand carry the water back to their village.
This water project provides a water station and a 1,000-meter distribution pipeline system to help the local residents in Trà Linh Tây village to easily access safe and reliable water source for their daily use.
Mr. Lương Phước Nghĩa, Chairman of the People’s Committee of Hiệp Hòa commune said: “This is a critical project because the community in Hiệp Hòa commune urgently needs access to safe and reliable water source. It will improve the community public infrastructure and living conditions for the local people in the long term. We highly appreciate HEINEKEN Vietnam for sponsoring this project and we look forward to its completion soon".
As part of HEINEKEN Vietnam’s “1 Minute Less for 1 Million Smiles” program that first started in 2012, this project provides access to clean water to the communities in need as well as aims to raise public awareness on conserving water resources. In the near future, HEINEKEN Vietnam will also train and coach farmers and local residents in remote and mountainous areas on proper use and disposal of fertilizers and waste treatment in daily agricultural production.
“Water is an essential resource and we believe everyone should have reliable access to clean and safe water,” said Matt Wilson, Corporate Affairs Director of HEINEKEN Vietnam. “Growing with Communities and Protecting Water Resources are two of six focus areas in which HEINEKEN Vietnam wants to create a big difference for the local community. This is the fifthclean water station that we have sponsored in Quang Nam province and we are glad to receive strong support from the People’s Committee of Quang Nam for this project. We also have worked closely together with the local authorities here to implement other charity activities such as our annual Warm Spring program.
For many years, HEINEKEN Vietnam – recognized as the most sustainable manufacturing company in Vietnam during the past two consecutive year of 2017 and 2018 – has been an industry pioneer in embedding sustainability in its business strategy. Its sustainability agenda, “Brewing a Better Vietnam,” aims to create sustainable values for people, planet and prosperity. In addition to providing support to communities and hosting water resource protection activities, HEINEKEN Vietnam also focuses on applying circular economy model into its operations in which they reuse or recycle almost 99% of its waste or by-products. Moreover, the Company pioneered an ongoing Tiger cap program in 2018 that recycles bottle caps into raw materials to build new bridges for the communities. This program encourages recycling and reducing waste as well as provides a huge benefit for the community.
For more information, please contact:Ms. Nguyen Van AnhHead of CommunicationsHeineken Vietnam Brewery Limited CompanyTelephone: +84 28 3822 2755Email: NguyenVan.Anh@heineken.com
About HEINEKEN Vietnam
HEINEKEN Vietnam is a subsidiary of HEINEKEN, the world’s most international brewer. Originated in the Netherlands, this family-owned business with a history of over 150 years brews and distributes over 300 beer & cider brands in more than 190 countries.
HEINEKEN Vietnam was established in 1991 and operates six breweries in Hanoi, Da Nang, Quang Nam, Ho Chi Minh City, Vung Tau, Tien Giang 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 3,500 employees. HEINEKEN Vietnam makes a significant annual economic contribution to Vietnam, amounting to approximately 0.9% of the nation’s total GDP.
In Vietnam, HEINEKEN produces and distributes Heineken, Tiger, Amstel, Larue, BIVINA, Sol, Desperados, Affligem and Strongbow cider.
In 2017 and 2018, HEINEKEN Vietnam was recognized as the most sustainable company in Vietnam by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and as a best place to work in Asia by HR Asia Magazine, one of Asia’s leading publications for HR professionals.
More information about HEINEKEN Vietnam is available on the company’s website: http://heineken-vietnam.com.vn/