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!

UAE Schoolgirl Recognised as Canon Youth Champion for 2022

 Netra Venkatesh, a schoolgirl from the Dubai International Academy in Dubai, has been recognised as the Canon Young Champion of the Year at the 2022 Global Good Awards.

This international award, sponsored by Canon, celebrates passionate young people in two age categories – under 21, and under 16 – who have campaigned for a good cause around a social or environmental issue on either a local or global platform. This award from Canon highlights the achievements of young people around the globe who are committed to pushing for positive social change.

Netra set up her all-girl non-profit SpunkGo in July 2020 to use social media for good when education was impacted by the lockdowns. SpunkGo offers free educational webinars from professional speakers to young women from developing countries in Asia and Africa.

Netra is on a mission to educate and empower young women and girls by giving them the opportunity to learn and network globally. To date, she has brought together over 5,000 young girls from over 20 countries. Judges described SpunkGo as: “A great project and fantastic initiative” and said Netra was, “A very deserving young champion.”

Earlier this year, this inspiring young girl had also been awarded the Diana Award for 2022 and been recognised by George W Bush’s Points of Light Foundation by adding her to the Inspiration Honour Roll.

The Under 21, Canon Young Champion of the Year is Sydney-based, 18-year-old Nabilah Chowdhury for her work with The School Strike for Climate, a youth campaign group that demands the Australian government takes action against climate change.

All the winners were presented with their award at the annual Global Good Awards ceremony at BMA House in London on 13 October, the programme’s first hybrid event where winners outside the UK attended virtually.

For information about the Global Good Awards, please email beth@globalgoodawards.co.uk.

For information about SpunkGo – Social Media for Good, please

email gospunkgo@gmail.com or visit www.SpunkGo.com


Founded in 2015 (formerly as National CSR Awards), the Global Good Awards is all about recognising businesses, NGOs, charities and social enterprises of all shapes and sizes around the world, who are driving social and environmental change.


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19 Women from APAC recognised with Women Icons Asia Awards 2022 at Collective for Equality Summit

Nineteen women and one corporate from the Asia Pacific were recognised at the annual Women Icons Asia Awards 2022 presented by the Singapore-based Women Icons Network (WIN). The awards were announced in conjunction with the Collective for Equality Summit hosted virtually on March 24 & 25.
The Women Icons Asia Awards celebrate and honour the accomplishments and contributions of women who have excelled in different spheres of life and are an inspiration to society. This year the awards were presented across Technology, Finance, Marketing, Entrepreneurship and D&I Champion categories.

The recipients were selected through an online nomination process, initially vetted by the WIN Research Team and then judged by an eminent jury comprising of Sherie Ng, Country Director, Singapore-Malaysia, Google Cloud; Tricia Liverpool, General Manager, Cornerstone Global Partners, Singapore; Beatrix Eder, Transformational Coach, Beatrix Eder Coaching, Singapore; Purvi Sheth, MD, Shilputsi Consultants, India; Datuk Zunaidah Idris, former Head of Dealing, Hong Leong Investment Bank, Malaysia and Dr Timothy Low, CEO, Farrer Park Hospital, Singapore.

The recipients for Women Icons Asia Technology Awards are Celine Le Cotonnec, Singapore, Renugadevi K, India, Yamini Malhotra, India, Neha Agarwal, Singapore, Gnanapriya Chidambaranathan, India and Gopi Bahl, India. Winners of Women Icons Asia Finance Awards are Valerie Kok Jing Hui, Singapore, Padmaja Ruparel, India, Ruzi Ajith, Malaysia and Samantha Horton, Singapore. Women Icons Asia Entrepreneurship Award winners are Natalia Rachel, Singapore, Mel Gollan, New Zealand and Sanya Goel, India. Deepali Nair, India and Illka Gobius, Singapore are recipients of Women Icons Asia Marketing Awards. The Women Icons Asia D&I Champion Award winners are Bianca Stringuini, Singapore, Kyawt Kay Thi Win, Myanmar, Seema Chaturvedi, India and Kalaichelvi Ponnambalam, Malaysia.

The team from India-headquartered global IT services major Infosys Ltd was named Women Icons Asia D&I Champion Employer.

Congratulating the recipients, Vishwesh Iyer, Founder, Women Icons Network said, “It is important to recognise and cheer the strides being made by women in their professional sphere of work despite the individual and social challenges they face. This is not just an inspiration for other women but the entire society. More affirmative action is required by individuals and organisations to move the needle on workplace gender equality.”

The panel discussions at the Collective for Equality Summit centred around the topic “Breaking The Bias – Challenging Personal Stereotypes” and “Allyship and its Role in Pushing Boundaries on Workplace Equity”. The session on Breaking the Bias was moderated by WIN founder Vishwesh Iyer, and the panelists were Malaysia based strategy, innovation and leadership consultant Dr Marcella Lucas, head of corporate sales of Google Cloud for Singapore-Malaysia, Sophie Wong and general manager of Cornerstone Global Partners, Tricia Liverpool.

The session on Allyship was moderated by Singapore-based transformational coach Beatrix Eder and the panelists included CEO of India based HR management firm Shilputsi Consultants, Purvi Sheth, CEO of the Southeast Asia global PR firm Edelman, Adrian Warr and head of corporate communication and marketing for the Asia Pacific region at global logistics firm DB Schenker, Andrew Seah.

Women Icons Network has been inspiring women to break the glass ceiling for more than five years by engaging in a conversation with women leaders and achievers. Women Icons Summits have been organised annually in Singapore & Malaysia since 2017. The online platform www.WomenIconsNetwork.com is focussed on precipitating the move towards gender equal places of work across the region.

Women Icons Network aims to be the largest data aggregation and analysis platform across South & South East Asia integrating objective feedback from women and published data on companies to create a Diversity Metric that differentiates workplaces around Gender Equity.
The Collective for Equality Summit & Women Icons Asia Awards 2022 were supported by Atlas of CTH Group as the Gold Partner, ACN Newswire (www.acnnewswire.com) as News Distribution Partner, Supporting Network Partner, Women Entrepreneur Network – Hong Kong, On Target Media & Marketing Services as Digital Media Partner and AsiaBizToday (https://asiabiztoday.com/) as Media Partner.