Using a range of analytical tools, including the World Database on Protected Areas (WAD), the study established the precise locations of our 154 production sites and matched them to protected areas listed by WAD. Advanced software was used to combine these two pieces of information, producing a definitive map of our sites relative to WAD areas. Because water management is Whininess’s primary biodiversity impact, the map was refined to plot all sites inside or up to km from a recognized Rams wetland area. This exercise produced a definitive list of 108 sites located in or near WAD areas. Of these, 14 did not have a waste-water treatment plant.

The study has allowed us to match both GRID indicators concerning biodiversity and also to priorities our waste-water management programmer. We are now conducting detailed feasibility studies into the construction of water treatment plants at all 14 highlighted production sites. Supply chain responsibility Heinlein relies on its suppliers to be able to brew and sell our beer and soft drink brands. We take great care in the selection of our suppliers as we aim to build long- term relationships with them. We need to be certain that they can deliver the right quality and quantity of goods and services at a price that allows both parties to run a profitable business.

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In 2007, we began the global roll-out of our Supplier Code, squiring our suppliers to act with integrity, treat their employees fairly and aim for continuous reduction of their environmental footprint. The information included in this section has been compiled on the basis of data and background information available within Group Purchasing. Unless indicated, it excludes activities by our operating companies. Data on the activities and performance of our operating companies with respect to supply chain responsibility can be found in the 2007 Sustainability Data Sheet on our corporate website. The text of our Supplier Code can also be found there.

Secure response from Group suppliers want we salsa Achievement of 100 per cent response from suppliers that received the Supplier Code in 2006 Integration of supply chain responsibility in periodic quality audits and submit 20 per cent of central suppliers to quality audit Integration of supply chain responsibility in supplier rating system Expansion of the Supplier Code to local contracts for raw materials, packaging and promotional materials and investment goods to Western Europe, Central ; Eastern Europe and Africa ; Middle East (to be completed in 2008) Development of approach for Supply Chain Responsibility to goods other than those currently covered.