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Heineken Commits to 70% Renewable Energy in Production by 2030

Heineken Commits to 70% Renewable Energy in Production by 2030

Heineken has committed to increasing its share of renewable energy in production from the current 14% level to 70% in 2030. The Dutch brewing company also announced that it will set carbon emissions reduction goals for distribution, cooling, and packaging through a new program called Drop the C. Throughout the … Read more »

Which Cruise Companies Are Leading the Charge in Cutting Air Pollutants?

Which Cruise Companies Are Leading the Charge in Cutting Air Pollutants?

Royal Caribbean Cruises and Carnival are among the companies investing in LNG-powered ships and fuel cell technology to reduce emissions. Other cruise liners are testing battery power, in the form of hybrid ships, and wind power.

Heineken Latest Sustainability Report Offers ‘First-of-its-Kind Digital Experience’

Heineken Latest Sustainability Report Offers ‘First-of-its-Kind Digital Experience’

Digital sustainability reporting has arrived — at Heineken USA, anyway. GRI’s chief advisor on innovation in reporting, Nelmara Arbex, in March told Environmental Leader that these three features — digital, responsible and interactive — will define the future of sustainability reporting. Heineken USA’s latest sustainability report incorporates all three, in … Read more »

glass bottles

Exclusive: Beverage Giants Team Up with Glass Makers, Recyclers, Waste Haulers to Increase Recycled Glass

Diageo and New Belgium Brewing, along with the Glass Packaging Institute and the glass processing and recycling industry, have formed a coalition to make glass recycling a successful industry in the US.

Heineken USA Reduces Carbon Emissions with BSR’s Clean Cargo Working Group

Heineken USA Reduces Carbon Emissions with BSR’s Clean Cargo Working Group

Heineken works with different industries to improve the environmental performance of marine container transport through BSR’s Clean Cargo Working Group. The group helps ocean freight carriers track and benchmark their performance. Heineken USA has reduced its carbon emissions associated with distribution by 3.7 percent since 2011.

beverage industry Environmental Leader

Kellogg, PepsiCo Top Food and Beverage in Water Efficiency

Kellogg and PepsiCo lead food and beverage makers in water efficiency, according to a new report from Lux Research. Lux analyzed 4,000 companies and focused on 18 that lead the consumer packaged goods (CPG) sector and reported sustainability numbers on variables such as water usage, energy consumption and waste generation. … Read more »

Best Global Green Brands Revealed

Best Global Green Brands Revealed

Ford is the no. 1 green brand, stealing the top spot from Toyota, which has been at the top of Interbrand’s Best Global Green Brands report since the list debuted in 2011. In the 2014 list, Toyota falls to no. 2, with Honda, Nissan and Panasonic rounding out the top … Read more »

Sangres Plant

Brewery Saves 72M Liters of Water Annually with GE Technology

A Portuguese brewery has saved millions of liters of water annually with General Electric’s membranes and water chemical technology. Sociedade Central de Cervejas e Bebidas (SCC), a brewery in Vialonga near Lisbon, Portugal, reused wastewater to its cooling towers, which enabled it to reduce its yearly water discharge by 72 … Read more »


Pepsico Commits to Third-Party Environmental Audits of Top Supplier Countries

Pepsico is committed to establishing a third-party audit program based on the social, environmental and human rights standards of its top sugar sourcing country, Brazil, by the end of 2014, according to the company’s new land use policy. Pepsico plans to create similar audit programs for its sugar supply chain in Thailand, palm oil … Read more »

BIER member companies

Beverage Industry Drafts GHG Emissions Reporting Framework

Diageo, the Coca-Cola Company, AB InBev and other members of the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) have published a document that establishes a common framework for greenhouse gas emissions reporting — an industry first, member company Heineken says. The guide harmonizes reporting within each category — beer, wine spirits, carbonated … Read more »


PepsiCo, Unilever Launch Sustainable Agricultural Tool

PepsiCo, Unilever, Heineken and other members of the Cool Farm Institute have launched an online tool to help farmers assess and improve the environmental and economic performance of their businesses. The carbon-management tool is free for individual farmers; use by supply chain businesses requires a use or membership fee. In … Read more »

freight shipping

Partnership Aims to Streamline Sea Freight Supply Chain Reporting

EcoVadis and BSR’s Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG) have teamed up to standardize environmental reporting requests for the sea freight supply chain. Under the partnership, sustainable supply chain firm EcoVadis will align its environmental assessment questionnaires for sea carriers with the Clean Cargo Environmental Performance Survey framework. Clean Cargo members … Read more »

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