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HEINEKEN joins RSB membership community

HEINEKEN, the world’s most international brewer, has recently joined the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) to further advance its ambitions in the sustainable bio-based and circular economy as part of our efforts towards net zero carbon by 2030.

With operations in more than 70 countries , the Group has a portfolio of more than 300 international, regional, local and specialty beers and ciders. Our commitments to social and environment sustainability and responsible consumption are led by our Brew a Better World (BaBW) ambition which aims to support the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals. Our 2030 strategy outlines ambitious targets, including to achieve net zero emissions in our own production by the end of this decade through increased efficiency and the transition to renewable energy.

HEINEKEN is working with RSB, an organisation committed to leading the socially and environmentally sustainable transition to a bio-based and circular economy. As we look to increase efficiency in our breweries, the use of energy from biogas and biomass will be key to reducing emissions. By working with RSB, HEINEKEN has access to the latest knowledge and expertise on sustainability in the bioeconomy. RSB membership provides a platform for discussion, collaboration and the creation of new knowledge, grounded in the framework provided by RSB’s best-in-class sustainability Standard.

Nicolas Clerget, HEINEKEN Net Zero Champion, stated, “At HEINEKEN, we believe that the bioeconomy can only be sustainable if multiple environmental aspects are taken into account in the selection of biomaterials. We are happy to join RSB to ensure that the biomaterials used in our decarbonisation strategy are complying with the strictest environmental guidelines and look forward collaborating with RSB members.”

Welcoming HEINEKEN to the RSB family, Elena Schmidt, RSB Executive Director, said, “I am delighted to welcome HEINEKEN to the RSB member family. Their vision for sustainability is ambitious and demonstrates real leadership. We look forward to supporting them to unlock the potential of the sustainable bioeconomy on their journey to help make that vision a reality.”

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