World's #3 brewer after Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller. Founded in 1864. The founding Heineken family controls the company.
As You Sow's 2015 report, Waste and Opportunity, analyses the packaging practices of large fast food chains and beverage companies, highlighting leaders and laggards in these sectors. Corporate performance is evaluated in the areas of materials source reduction, reusable packaging, use of recycled content, use of recyclable packaging, and actions taken to promote materials recycling. This company was ranked as Poor.
[Source 2015][More on Packaging]
This company received a score of 8.5/100 (retrieved 13-Oct-2016) in the Corporate Information Transparency Index (CITI), a system for evaluating supply chain practices in China, particularly in regards to environmental management and water pollution. Scores are calculated using government compliance data, online monitoring data, and third-party environmental audits, as well as trends in the environmental performance of factories in the company's supply chains.
[Source 2016][More on Habitats]
Beer promotion workers selling Heineken, Carlsberg, Bavaria and other beer in Cambodian bars and restaurants earn too little to make a decent living. This 2012 report by SOMO reveals that to compensate for their low wages, Cambodian beer promoters have to sit and drink beer with customers, often undergo sexual intimidation, have to work on their weekly days-off and occasionally resort to prostitution. The situation has improved mainly due to the efforts of Beer Selling Industry Cambodia (BSIC), the industry body of breweries that Heineken and Carlsberg are members of. Despite these efforts however, there are still a significant number of issues to be dealt with to provide decent working conditions for beer promotion workers. Heineken has the largest market share of beer in Cambodia.
[Source 2012][More on Workers Rights]
This company received a score of 44.5/100 in the Newsweek Green Rankings 2016, which ranks the world's largest publicly traded companies on eight indicators covering energy, greenhouse gases, water, waste, fines and penalties, linking executive pay to sustainability targets, board-level committee oversight of environmental issues and third-party audits. Ranking methodology by Corporate Knights and HIP Investor.
[Source 2016][More on Sustainability Reporting]
Rank a Brand searches the websites of brands for the answers to carefully targeted questions. From this they calculate sustainability scores based on the themes of environment, climate, labor issues, and transparency. Brands owned by this company received a 'D'.
[Source 2015][More on Sustainability Reporting]
In 2007 Heineken were fined by the European commission 219.3m, along with Grolsch 31.65m and Bavaria 22.85m for operating a price fixing cartel in the Netherlands, totalling 273.7m. The brewers controlled 95% of the Dutch market, with Heineken claiming a half and the three others 15% each. [Listed under information due to age of court date]
[Source 2007][More on Governance]
Compassion in World Farming is a UK-based organisation which works with the European food industry to encourage and reward commitment, transparency, performance and innovation in the field of animal welfare. This company won their Good Egg Award in 2011 in recognition of their commitment to only source cage-free eggs.
[Source 2011][More on Animal Rights]
This company is a member of the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform, the main food industry initiative supporting the development of sustainable agriculture worldwide. Created by Nestle, Unilever and Danone in 2002, the SAI Platform is a non-profit organization to facilitate sharing, at precompetitive level, of knowledge and initiatives to support the development and implementation of sustainable agriculture practices involving the different stakeholders of the food chain.
[Source 2014][More on Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives]
The Sustainable Food Lab is a network of business, public sector, and civil society leaders from around the globe who are working together to accelerate sustainability in mainstream food and agriculture.
[Source 2016][More on Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives]
The 2017 Corporate Human Rights Benchmark assessed 98 of the largest publicly traded companies in the world from the Agricultural Products, Apparel and Extractives sectors on 100 human rights indicators. This company's score was in the 30-39 band range. The overall average score was 28.7%.
[Source 2017][More on Human Rights]
Green America's Responsible Shopper provides details about the corporate responsibility records of well-known companies. Follow the link to see this company's profile. [Last updated 2009]
A profile on this company can be seen at 'Transnationale' website. Follow source link for details on company record and involvements, which includes three accounts of fraud, five offshore tax havens, three accounts of political influence.
|Company Structure||Public company|
|Revenue||US$20.2 billion in 2008|
|# Employees||56,208 in 2008 in World|
|Subsidiaries||Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd
- DB Breweries Ltd
Heineken Lion Australia Pty Ltd (50% owned)
PT Multi Bintang Indonesia Tbk
Products / BrandsAsia Pacific Breweries
Tiger Beer (imported)
Heineken Lion (50% owned)
Bintang Beer (imported)