HEINEKEN Malaysia Reaffirms Sustainable Commitment to Healthy Watersheds with RM6 Million Programme

Phase four of its W.A.T.E.R Project
By: Balqis Ariffin
January 25, 2023

Heineken Malaysia Berhad has reaffirmed its long-term commitment to preserve water resources through the Towards Healthy Watersheds program.

As part of its sustainable commitment, the brewery giant will invest RM6 million in phase four of its water stewardship programme, aligning with its Brew a Better World 2030 sustainability strategy.

From left to right: HEINEKEN Malaysia’s Managing Director, Roland Bala, HEINEKEN N.V.’s Chief Corporate Affairs & Transformation Officer, Stacey Tank, and HEINEKEN Malaysia’s Corporate Affairs & Legal Director, Renuka Indrarajah officiate the Towards Healthy Watersheds event.

“As a progressive brewer, we believe that it is critical to be responsible in order to be sustainable. That’s why we are taking a proactive approach to work with stakeholders and collaborate on projects to ensure the long-term sustainability of our water resources. We announce our renewed commitment to increase our water efficiency, improve water circularity, and continue to fully balance the water in our products as we have done since 2020.” said Roland Bala, Managing Director of HEINEKEN Malaysia during the officiating of the event.

“Besides water, we also have ambitious targets to reach Net Zero Carbon emissions in production by 2030 and the wider value chain by 2040. In 2022, we transitioned to 100% renewable electricity through the Malaysian Renewable Energy Certificate (mREC) programme. This year, we will be launching solar energy generation onsite at our Sungei Way Brewery. In terms of waste management, we have achieved zero waste to landfill since 2017. We have a roadmap in place, and we are committed to taking the necessary actions to achieve our 2030 goals.”

The W.A.T.E.R project (Working Actively Through Education and Rehabilitation) is an initiative that focuses on conserving and rehabilitating rivers as part of efforts to create healthy watersheds. 

Launched in 2007, the programme develops and implements water stewardship strategies to preserve local water supplies, lower the need for treated water by providing alternative water systems to communities, and fulfil UN Sustainable Development Goal No. 6 of clean water and sanitisation. 

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