HEINEKEN Vietnam - 5 consecutive years as top 3 most sustainable companies in Vietnam

HANOI, December 10th, 2020 – Today HEINEKEN Vietnam was honored amongst the top 2 most sustainable companies in Vietnam 2020 (in manufacturing) at the CSI Ranking Ceremony, organized by Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) in cooperation with the Vietnam Business Council for Sustainable Development (VBCSD).

This is the fifth consecutive year HEINEKEN Vietnam has received this top 3 honorable recognition for its continuous efforts in sustainability and positive impact that the company has created for the socio-economic development of Vietnam, through its Brewing a Better Vietnam sustainability agenda.

“Being in the top 3 most sustainable companies in Vietnam for 5 years in a row is a great honor to HEINEKEN Vietnam. With the guiding role of the Government and VBCSD-VCCI, and the joint efforts of the business community, we believe that together we can all take a step further to grow with Vietnam. For us, that means contributing positively to the prosperity, communities and environment of Vietnam," said Ms. Holly Bostock, Corporate Affairs Director, HEINEKEN Vietnam.

Some best practices and outstanding initiatives of HEINEKEN Vietnam on its sustainability journey include:

  • Sustaining Prosperity for a Better Vietnam: HEINEKEN Vietnam supported 212,000 jobs (directly and indirectly) and contributed 0.95% of Vietnam’s total GDP, through its value chain including VND5.7 trillion spent on local businesses by sourcing almost all of its packaging materials from local suppliers. To grow with our customers and consumers, HEINEKEN embarked on digital transformation initiatives and diversified its portfolio with the launch of Heineken Silver in 2019, Heineken 0.0 and the new brand Bia Viet in early 2020.
  • Empowering People for a Better Vietnam:s Beyond its own workforce, HEINEKEN Vietnam remains committed to advocating responsible consumption and addressing drink driving in Vietnam. As part of its long term, strategic partnership with the National Traffic Safety Committee, HEINEKEN Vietnam stepped up its “When You Drive Never Drink” campaign in 2019 and invested a total of 14 billion into responsible consumption initiatives, reaching over fifty-six million consumers online and offline. Earlier this year, HEINEKEN Vietnam donated a total of VND 12 billion and 22,000 masks under the brands Bia Viet and Larue, which went to COVID-19 relief efforts in the most vulnerable locations across Vietnam.
  • Sustaining the Planet for a Better Vietnam: HEINEKEN Vietnam has continued to embed a circular economy model into its operations through RESOLVE model (abbreviated as: REgenerate; Share; Optimize; Loop; Virtualize and Exchange). In 2019, 5 out of 6 of its breweries have use renewable thermal energy, 100% bottles and crates are returnable while 100% cans are recyclable, and 2,000 tons of CO2 emissions have been reduced by optimizing logistics and distribution. The company also achieves nearly zero waste to landfill as 99% of waste or by-products are reused or recycle.

On these great achievements of HEINEKEN Vietnam, Mr. Nguyen Quang Vinh, Secretary General of VCCI & Vice Chairman cum Secretary General of VBCSD commented : “With their circular economy practices and initiatives on their sustainability agenda, HEINEKEN Vietnam has made a significant contribution to the sustainable development of Vietnam. The company is a role model for others to learn from and their success story is an inspiring example for any company who is passionate about developing in a sustainable way”.

By 2025, HEINEKEN Vietnam has set more ambitious sustainability targets: 100% water balance; 100% renewable energy and Zero waste to landfill.


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 operated six breweries in Hanoi, Da Nang, Quang Nam, Ho Chi Minh City, Vung Tau, Tien Giang and 11 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 0.95% of the nation’s total GDP.

In Vietnam, HEINEKEN produces and distributes Heineken®, Tiger, Larue, BIVINA, Bia Viet and Strongbow cider.

In 2017, 2018, and 2019, HEINEKEN Vietnam was recognized among the most sustainable companies in Vietnam by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and as the best place to work in Asia  (in 2018, 2019 and 2020) by HR Asia Magazine, one of Asia’s leading publications for HR professionals.

More information about HEINEKEN Vietnam is available on HEINEKEN Vietnam’s website: http://heineken-vietnam.com.vn/


For more information, please contact:

Ms. Nguyen Huong Mai
Head of Communications
EINEKEN Vietnam Brewery Limited Company
Telephone: +84 28 3822 2755
Email: mai.nguyenhuong@heineken.com

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