Transformation Agenda

Our Transformation Agenda

HEINEKEN’s 2030 Brew a Better World sustainability commitments raise the company’s social sustainability ambitions including a continued focus on inclusion and diversity. HEINEKEN is an international company that operates in over 180 countries and we pride ourselves in taking a long-term view on the investments we make in each of these countries, in growing with their communities and in ensuring that the laws of the country are respected.

Our B-BBEE Commitments

For us, B-BBEE is an important part of our operating environment in South Africa, which is why we have put in place a strong and ambitious Transformation Agenda at the heart of our strategy and to align with our global diversity and inclusion ambitions. The fundamental objective of the BBBEE Act is to advance economic transformation and to enhance the economic participation of previously disadvantage groups in the South African economy.

Growing with Communities

Through our Transformation Agenda, we also give back to South Africa and grow with the communities in our operating environment. All our initiatives under this pillar have focused on those that create employment opportunities in the country, harness both skills and enterprise development, and seek to increase our local sourcing capabilities from barley to bar.

Diversity and Inclusion – globally and locally

Sustainability has been fundamental to the HEINEKEN company since our business began and it unites our brands. Our global Brew a Better World strategy embodies this as one of company’s key strategic pillars. With the aim of ensuring all of its more than 80,000 global employees feel a deep sense of belonging, HEINEKEN fosters a community of over 100 inclusion and diversity ambassadors. These ambassadors, in close partnership with our local leadership teams, help curate action plans that address locally relevant challenges to ensure continual progress on topics like culture, race, gender, disability and access, and beyond. This approach continues at a local level in South Africa across our brewery, offices and employees across the country.

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