Heineken Malaysia Berhad (HEINEKEN Malaysia) clinched three awards at the Sustainable Business Awards (SBA) 2019. For the second consecutive year, Malaysia’s leading brewer received the Best Water Management award, in recognition of the company’s outstanding efforts in protecting and managing water resources for production as well as beyond its business operations. HEINEKEN Malaysia also received a Special Recognition under two categories, namely Sustainability in the Community and Waste & Material Productivity.
The Best Water Management award commemorates the various initiatives by HEINEKEN Malaysia that extend beyond its immediate business operations. Through its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm SPARK Foundation, HEINEKEN Malaysia has established a positive reinforcement of its efforts through its three-year water stewardship agenda. HEINEKEN Malaysia was also recognised for its commitment in driving water efficiency, for which the company reduced water usage in production by 12.3% since 2014 through water optimisation efforts such as bottle washer nozzle reduction and water recovery from clean-in-place rinse.
Roland Bala, Managing Director of HEINEKEN Malaysia said, “We are delighted to be awarded and recognised for our efforts in continuously improving not only our environmental performance, but also our commitment in protecting our planet and giving back to local communities. Our wins at the SBA 2019 further encourages us to continue our holistic approach in contributing to a cleaner, greener tomorrow.”
In addition to the Best Water Management Award, HEINEKEN Malaysia received a Special Recognition for Sustainability in the Community, in recognition of the Company’s long- standing Tiger Sin Chew Chinese Education Charity Concert (Tiger CECC), which raised over RM355 million in support of Chinese schools across Malaysia over the last 26 years, and the English Enrichment Training Programme (EETP) that has trained more than 580 educators in seven states.