HEINEKEN was recognised as the most sustainable company in Vietnam for the second consecutive year. Leo Evers, managing director of HEINEKEN Vietnam, talked to VIR’s Hoang Anh about how every journey starts with the first step and how HEINEKEN Vietnam does its part for the environment while also urging others to do the same. This year, HEINEKEN Vietnam launched its fifth sustainability report. What are the key achievements? Does the report show significant progress over the last five years? Leo Evers We are very pleased that our continued efforts over the years have created significant value and progress. This is the fifth year we have released a report, but these practices have been in place since the beginning of our operations. Notably, in 2018 we contributed 0.91 per cent of Vietnam’s total GDP, an increase of 50 per cent compared to five years ago, and supported 166,000 jobs, an increase of more than 40 per cent compared to five years ago. Last year, we … [Read more...] about HEINEKEN walks the walk to show sustainable path
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Accordingly, they collected plastic bottles and nylon bags and made eco-bricks (made of a plastic bottle or container of some sort, including paper/laminate milk cartons). These activities aimed to raise the awareness of environmental protection of youths, children, and local people, so as to mobilize more people to build a green, clean, beautiful and civilized city. Volunteers in District 3 of the city also conducted social activities at Binh Dan Hospital. Youths inquired after patients’ health and presented more than 300 gifts to needy ones to help ease their difficulties and pain. Youth union members presenting gifts to needy people Held by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union's chapter in Ho Chi Minh City from June 1 to 30 with the theme “Vanguard - Practice - Maturity” the 14th edition includes “Fun Science” events for children and activities to equip at least 5,000 students with life skills, foreign language, and knowledge of … [Read more...] about Youths in Ho Chi Minh City act for the environment
Over the past few days, the vegetable section at Big C Thang Long supermarket in Tran Duy Hung street in Hanoi has been rearranged with a different look, bringing a lot of interest to shoppers. Accordingly, vegetables and herbs, which used to be covered with plastic wrap, are now wrapped with banana leaves. Nguyen Thanh Hai, a shopper from Dong Da district, said that food courts at many supermarkets often use plastic wrap and cling-film wrap to package their products, from meat, fish, and flowers, to vegetables and fruits. She said that the replacement of plastic packaging with banana leaves is a good and practical way to reduce the use of plastic and protect the environment. Director of Big C Thang Long supermarket, Khuc Tien Ha, said that, since April 2019, five Big C chain’s supermarkets, namely Thang Long, Long Bien, Ha Dong, Le Trong Tan and The Garden, have piloted the packaging of vegetables and herbs using banana leaves. Other Big C supermarkets in the central and … [Read more...] about Protecting the environment with practical actions
Lê Thị Hiền introduces her product to a client. – photo danviet.vn Viet Nam News When fires burn, the smoke that goes up makes the air dirty. However, there is now a way to make a fire from charcoal that does not let out smoke. This charcoal is made from coconut shells. It is the idea of Lê Thị Hiền who cares a lot about the environment. HCM CITY – From discarded coconut shells, one engineer in HCM City has successfully manufactured smoke-free charcoal which is not harmful to people’s health, helping to reduce environmental pollution. She is Lê Thị Hiền, a food technology engineer born in 1984 in the central province of Quảng Trị’s coastal Vĩnh Linh District. After graduating from university in HCM City, Hiền started businesses dealing with coffee and starch products but failed to find success. Throughout it all, she was concerned about the abundant discarded … [Read more...] about Coconuts help to clean the air
VietNamNet Bridge - The national flag air carrier Vietnam Airlines and the private Vietjet Air continue to dominate the domestic aviation market, but newcomers may begin to take away some market share. Vietnam Airlines and Vietjet continue to dominate the domestic market VIRAC, a market analysis firm, said the Vietnamese air transport market includes 63 foreign airlines from 25 countries and territories which provide routine flights to and from Vietnam. According to VIRAC, Vietjet, with 43 percent of market share, and Vietnam Airlines, with 42 percent in 2017, are the biggest market share holders and most profitable. According to VIRAC, Vietjet, with 43 percent of market share, and Vietnam Airlines, with 42 percent in 2017, are the biggest market share holders and most profitable. US$1=VND23,000 RELATED NEWS Bamboo Airways receives Airbus A321neo At least three more local airline carriers lining up to fly Kim Chi … [Read more...] about How will Bamboo Airways affect the aviation market?