HEINEKEN recognised on CDP’s 2022 Supplier Engagement Leader Board


Becoming net-zero means not only decarbonising our own business, but our whole supply chain too.

We are proud to announce that HEINEKEN has been recognised as a leading company on CDPs 2022 Supplier Engagement Leader board. Ranking among the top 8% of assessed companies for supplier engagement on climate change.

CDP, the Climate Disclosure Project, is a non-profit organisation that focuses on corporate disclosure of sustainability strategies and metrics. HEINEKEN reports every year on CDP for its climate and water strategy. In the past year, we intensified collaboration with our suppliers to encourage them to set science-based targets. Through initiatives like the Cool Conference and Packaging the Future we are mobilising our partners to become net zero carbon with us. Our goal is to reach net zero in scope 1 and 2 by 2030 and net zero across our value chain by 2040 – 10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement.

For HEINEKEN, scope 3 emissions represent more than 90% of our total carbon footprint. To reach our net zero goals, we must collaborate with strategic suppliers to accelerate their transition to renewable energy. Im happy to be partnering with the Supplier Leadership on Climate Transition (Supplier LoCT) to provide them capabilities that support their journey. Im also proud of our teams for what weve accomplished so far, but Im conscious that we still have a long road ahead. Herv Le Faou.

This recognition comes as a result of our hard work to reduce climate risk within our supply chain. Kudos to our procurement teams who have been in the lead to engage suppliers in our net-zero journey. While a lot more needs to be done, lets take a moment to celebrate this recognition and the teams who made it happened. Together, we can brew a better world!

HEINEKEN LANKA Begins Local Brewing of Flagship Heineken® Beer in Sri Lanka

HEINEKEN LANKA today announced the commencement of local brewing operations of its flagship beer brand – Heineken® in Sri Lanka. With this, Sri Lanka joins an elite group of 60 countries that have the license and approvals from its global parent for local manufacturing operations. This move signifies the importance of the Sri Lankan market to the Dutch international brewer and comes at a time when the country needs it the most.

Marking its largest investment into the country to date, HEINEKEN will ensure that all locally manufactured beer is produced on par with international standards under the guidance of a Heineken® appointed Brewing Expert. Made with 100% Pure Malt, Heineken® is all about great social connections & enjoyment of life.

“This move to manufacture Heineken® locally is in line with the Sri Lankan government’s vision to reduce imports, thus saving on much needed foreign exchange and to offer discerning Sri Lankan consumers’ access to premium, world class brews at significantly more cost-effective prices. Furthermore, this will also bring about greater consumer choice in the market. We believe Sri Lanka has the potential to be a key player for HEINEKEN in the Asia Pacific region and look forward to seeing its success along with equitable market conditions.
Maud Meijboom van-Wel,  Managing Director of HEINEKEN Lanka Limited

Today, HEINEKEN is the world’s most international brewer and is the leading developer and marketer of premium beer and cider brands across the globe. Led by the Heineken® brand, the Group boasts a portfolio of over 300 brands, a global presence in more than 190 countries and is committed to further increasing its exposure in emerging markets.

About Heineken Lanka

Heineken Lanka Limited is the second largest manufacturer and distributor of beer in Sri Lanka. Heineken Lanka operates a brewery in Mawathagama, Kurunegala, which has been in continuous operation for the past 20+ years. The company has a staff strength of 200 permanent employees and is home to a brand portfolio of 6 iconic beers.