Heineken: A Little Greener Every Day

HEINEKEN Brew a Better World 2030 – Raising the bar

In this Decade of Action, HEINEKEN is committed to accelerating actions to address climate change. The company aims to be carbon neutral across its production sites by 2030 in order to meet the 1.5°C goal set by the Paris Agreement.

And with a large part of the overall carbon footprint coming from beyond production in packaging, distribution, cooling, etc. HEINEKEN will work in close partnership with suppliers, customers and partners to reach the ambitious goal of a carbon neutral value chain by 2040. Click here to find out more.

Making Heineken® bottles even greener…

HEINEKEN is taking part in ground-breaking research to produce its iconic green Heineken® bottles using up to 100% recycled glass and low carbon biofuel, replacing high carbon natural gas. The trial will see 1.4 million bottles of Heineken produced to hit supermarket shelves in the UK with this revolutionary glass. If successful, the trial could set the path for a radical reduction in the use of carbon in glass manufacturing.

The trial is happening in partnership with global glass manufacturer and filler, Encirc, and not-for-profit industry research and development organisation, Glass Futures, to trial bottles made from up to 100% recycled glass, using only the energy from burning ultra-low-carbon sustainable biofuels.

Made from organic waste materials, biofuels are a renewable and much more sustainable fuel source than those traditionally used by the glass sector, and can reduce the production carbon footprint of each bottle by up to 90%.

The pilot scheme, funded by the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, will assess the relative resilience of the new bottles throughout the entire supply chain.