Circular fridges to zero waste at HEINEKEN Mexico


Circularity - National - Others

HEINEKEN is working with one of its fridge manufacturers in Mexico to collect more than 7,300 used fridges from the market. This means that 99.8% of the components of old fridges can now be reused, remanufactured or recycled.

HEINEKEN pioneers zero-emission shipping in the Netherlands


Transport - National - Netherlands

Zero Emission Services B.V., a Dutch company, is introducing interchangeable battery containers to make inland shipping emission-free, HEINEKEN is their first client. The company has entered into a 10-year agreement, making great step towards climate-neutral logistics in the Netherlands.

Climate neutral brewery in Austria


Energy - Regional - Austria

Brau Union’s second climate-neutral Schladming brewery in Austria, part of the Heineken group. The brewery is now entirely powered by renewable energy thanks to the installation of a new biomass boiler in June 2019. #BrewingABetterWorld

Removing plastic from Heineken UK multi-pack cans


Packaging - National - United Kingdom

In the UK, Heineken is eliminating plastic from millions of cans as it rolls out innovative sustainable packaging across thousands of UK stores. Green Grip, the new 100% plastic-free cardboard topper for multi-pack cans is sustainably sourced, recyclable and compostable.

Heineken brewed 100% green for the Dutch market


Energy - National - Netherlands

Since July this year, all Heineken beer for the Dutch market has been brewed using 100% green energy. Allowing the brand to take another step towards Heineken Netherlands’ mission to be fully circular by 2030. #WeAreHEINEKEN #BrewingABetterWorld

Building the New Forest of Sofia


Energy - Regional - Bulgaria

Zakgorka Brewery’s beer brand Ariana supported the building of the ‘green filter’ in the capital city of Sofia by planting 6286 trees.

Biogas – our new renewable energy source


Energy - Local - Croatia

HEINEKEN Croatia has built a new pipeline, through which biogas is run from the purifier to the boiler room, where it is burned and used as thermal energy for production and heating.

Brewed by the Sun


Energy - National - Spain

Heineken Spain is the first Spanish brewer to produce all its beers and ciders exclusively with 100% renewable electricity.

Ciucaș: protecting nature is in our nature


Secondary Products - European - Romania

Ciucaş, an Ursus brand, supports Foundation Conservation Carpathia in its effort to protect the forests in the Făgăraș Mountains, natural habitat for stags, deer and other wild animals.

Campus Peroni


Secondary Products - Regional - Italy

Promoting training and innovation based on two key pillars of beer quality: sustainable cultivation of beer barley and 100% Italian malt. 

Snap Pack: an innovation to reduce plastic


Packaging - Global - Global

The glue holding Carlsberg cans together will eliminate up to 76% of the plastic used in traditional multipacks, reducing plastic waste by more than 1,200 tonnes globally.

Gambrinus: exit from PET


Packaging - National - Czech Republic

Gambrinus Brewery stopped selling beer in PET bottles on 1 January 2020, reducing plastic production by 334 tons per year

First brewery in the world to virtually eliminate water wastage


Water efficiency - European - Denmark

Carlsberg Group's Fredericia brewery in Denmark was selected as a test site for its first “Total Water Recycling Plant” which will reduce the average water consumption at the brewery from the already low current level of 2.9 hl of water/hl of beer to 1.4 hl of water/hl of beer.

Drink Radegast, save water


Water efficiency - Regional - Czech Republic

Over the last 10 years, the Radegast brewery has invested tens of millions of CZK to reduce water consumption. In 2018, Radegast reached a historic milestone because it needed only 2.51 hl of water (251 liters) to produce 1 hl (100 liters) of beer.

Music festival cups go sustainable


Circularity - European - Denmark

At Roskilde Festival in 2019, Tuborg replaced over 1 million one-way plastic cups with sustainable cups that can be used up to 25 times, complete with collection and washing for re-use.