Tagged: Heineken

PRESS RELEASE: Not A Love Story: Heineken In Africa

IOGT International welcomes the new book “Heineken in Africa” (first time published in English) and calls for stronger action to hold Big Alcohol accountable for pervasive Human Rights abuses…

NEWS: DR Congo: Heineken Billboards Glorify War

The multinational beer giant Heineken, the second largest beer producer in the world, has a long history of unethical marketing campaigns. Dutch newspaper NRC reports the latest marketing stunt that transgresses ethical boundaries comes from the Democratic Republic of Congo where Heineken-owned brand Primus launched a billboard campaign that glorifies war.
The gigantic billboards, many of them near roads, depict fighters lifting a rifle into the air. The Swahili caption reads: “This is our beauty.”…

NEWS: Rwanda: Heineken To Sell Beer Below $1

In a move designed to reduce retail prices and boost sales in Rwanda, East Africa and across the African continent, Heineken is starting local production sites. In Rwanda, the country’s biggest beer producer Bralirwa is set to commence Heineken production. Rwanda joins Nigeria, Namibia, South Africa, Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia and Ethiopia as local producers of Heineken in Africa…

NEWS: Heineken Under Investigation For New Tax Scheme

Heineken Korea is under investogation for rigging prices to save tax.
The Korean subsidiary of the second largest beer producer in the world, Heineken International, is under investigation by the Korean customs authority for allegedly manipulating original import prices of its beer brands to lower tax. If found guilty of the charges, the tax scheme could mean a fine of more than 10 billion won ($8.9 million)…

NEWS: Coming Soon: “Heineken In Africa” In English

“Heineken in Africa. A Multinational Unleashed” is expected to be published in February 2019 at Hurst Publishers.
The book is a critical case study about the business practices of the Dutch multinational beer manufacturer in Africa. The revelations in the book have led to parliamentary questions being asked in both the Dutch national assembly and the European Parliament, and a documentary on Dutch television…

NEWS: IOGT: Top 4 Blog Posts 2018

In 2018 the IOGT International Global Voices Blog Portal generated outstanding texts. The top four blog posts show the range of topics covered, and they show which issues resonated with a global audience. Here’s the top 4 list for your overview…

BLOG: What Latest Global Fund Drama Reveals About Their Leadership

Five points that expose the massive mistakes the Global Fund leadership has made and continues to make as the partnership with alcohol industry giant Heineken is still not terminated…

NEWS: Heineken Company Profile

Heineken’s track record of unethical business practices speaks for itself – and has been covered by investigative journalist Olivier van Beemen in his book “Heineken in Africa”. From aggressive political activity, to tax avoidance schemes; from racism, exploitation of women, Human Rights abuses to unethical marketing, Heineken relies on a vast spectrum of unethical business practices…

NEWS: Heineken: Cultural Appropriation To Sell Beer

Heineken has apologized for appropriating the “Roxbury Love” mural from a Boston neighborhood in a series of beer ads which began appearing in Roxbury and Dorchester liquor stores already in 2016. “The offense is so egregious to remove the iconic picture of what is known as a global hero and figure. Remove that. And we’re going to put in a bottle of Heineken?”