Sustainability linked loans are becoming increasingly in demand after the agreement made by ABInBev for such a loan facility. More recently the electricity company Enel signed a €10bn sustainability linked revolving credit facility early Marc
Kraft Heinz is piloting a new roof technique in US factories (Beaver Dam, WI and Holland, MI) with the installation of roofs made from recycled plastic packaging. The roof boards are 4ft by 8ft in dimension and contain 94% of post-consumer plastic and fiber. The company is monitoring the performance of such materials versus conventional …
Viking Malt has received the Platinum Medal in the latest EcoVadis Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) rating. This performance placed the company in the top 1% of all companies evaluated by EcoVadis and in the top 2% in the category of Manufacture of Malt liquors and The Malt industry.
Holland Malt as a member of the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform (established in 2002) continues to accelerate the widespread adoption of sustainable agriculture practices with a goal to be source 100% sustainable barley by 2025.
Malteurop’s malthouse at Aire-sur-la-Lys has been certified for the production of organic malt as the configuration of the malthouse allows for production of small batches using organic barley from growers in the French Champagne Region. In conjunction, the company can offer customers full traceability for malt from grain to glass.
Carlsberg Group is expanding its sustainability linked bonus scheme for its senior executives with corporate social responsibility (CSR) and environmental issues taking a larger slice of the annual bonuses for those executives in the program.
Carlsberg Russia is collaborating 70 of their malting barley farmers to trial and implement barley varieties developed by the Carlsberg lab with a goal to be more sustainable than current varieties. Higher yield (+10%), and lower fertilizer usage are key attributes for these new varieties.
Molson Coors and Heineken are both launching (separately) a beer bottle produced with a 90% lower carbon footprint. The beer bottle supplier for both brewers is Encirc, who utilizes up to 100% recycled or used glass (increased from 75%) and also deploys renewable energy and biofuels in their bottle manufacturing. The bottles will be introduced …
Heineken Sri Lanka has advanced inclusion and diversity, through the hiring of Mayanthi Wickremetilleke as Director Corporate Affairs and a member of the Senior Management Team. Ms. Wickremetilleke was the former Country Lead Sustainable Business and Communication at Unilever and holds 13+ years’ experience in the FMCG industry.
AB InBev India champions diversity and inclusion initiatives through new people policies, including unlimited wellness leaves, and flexible four-week paternity leave. With such initiatives, the company is committed to an inclusive culture for the benefit of all employees.