Heineken provides healthcare for its workforce in six countries in Africa. Its work in these countries has earned international recognition, resulting in two of its breweries being appointed to the Country Coordinating Mechanisms for the Global Fund.
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, Heineken's local brewery, Bralima, took unprecedented action to fight the AIDS epidemic, becoming a model for other companies operating in the region. These efforts include:
Heineken’s brewery in the Burundi village of Bugendana has improved healthcare needs in the region by:
In May, HEINEKEN was awarded the 2012 GBCHealth Business Leadership Award. The most prestigious GBCHealth award, it is given annually to a business leader or company that has demonstrated an enduring commitment to and excellence in the effort to create a healthier world.