HEINEKEN and Decernis Launch the New Standard in Food Contact Materials Supplier Compliance Management

Washington, D.C., 22 March 2018 – Decernis LLC (http://www.decernis.com), the leading provider of technology and content solutions for product compliance, safety, and risk management and Heineken N.V. (http://www.theheinekencompany.com) announce the joint deployment of the latest generation of food contact materials and packaging supplier compliance management at HEINEKEN delivered through the Decernis Supplier Compliance Management System.

The goal of the partnership is to gain efficiencies and reduce waste. Soliciting and providing supplier documentation now becomes a few clicks of a button to create reusable compliance building blocks. Information is collected, validated, stored and shared within one centralized document and project management system. Decernis will also aid in the automatic, rule-based validation of HEINEKEN’s compliance questionnaire.

The system was implemented and delivered to HEINEKEN worldwide in the first quarter of 2018. Marc Brouwer, Global Lead Packaging Materials and team lead on the project said, “With Decernis we have created the new global standard in Food Contact compliance here at HEINEKEN that we believe will further HEINEKEN’s reputation of brand excellence and harmonize and substantially lower the cost of food safety management to our Global network of breweries and suppliers.”

Patrick Waldo, Assistant Director, Special Project team lead at Decernis noted, “I am proud of the work we did with HEINEKEN, because the Decernis way of supplier compliance management can model the complexities of brand owners, food manufacturers, converters as well as the upstream raw material manufacturers so that they work together towards a common goal.”


About Decernis

Decernis LLC delivers global solutions for product compliance, safety, and risk management through smart technology, Intelligent Systems Technology, Big Data Analytics, and global expertise.  Our horizon scanning, enterprise solutions, supply chain management and experts in global food, consumer, and industrial product safety support our clients in meeting complex market demands and key decisions. Decernis tracks regulatory developments in more than two hundred countries on a day-by-day basis.


About Heineken N.V.

HEINEKEN is the world’s most international brewer. It is the leading developer and marketer of premium beer and cider brands. Led by the Heineken® brand, the Group has a portfolio of more than 300 international, regional, local and speciality beers and ciders. We are committed to innovation, long-term brand investment, disciplined sales execution and focused cost management.

Through “Brewing a Better World”, sustainability is embedded in the business and delivers value for all stakeholders. HEINEKEN has a well-balanced geographic footprint with leadership positions in both developed and developing markets.

We employ over 80,000 employees and operate breweries, malteries, cider plants and other production facilities in more than 70 countries. Heineken N.V. and Heineken Holding N.V. shares trade on the Euronext in Amsterdam. Prices for the ordinary shares may be accessed on Bloomberg under the symbols HEIA NA and HEIO NA and on Reuters under HEIN.AS and HEIO.AS. HEINEKEN has two sponsored level 1 American Depositary Receipt (ADR) programmes: Heineken N.V. (OTCQX: HEINY) and Heineken Holding N.V. (OTCQX: HKHHY). Most recent information is available on HEINEKEN’s website: www.theHEINEKENcompany.com and follow us on Twitter via @HEINEKENCorp.


Decernis contact:

Americas Contact:

Susanne Kuehne

Senior Manager, Business Development

Decernis LLC

Phone +1 240.428.1800



EU/APAC Contact:

Christina Zimmermann

Decernis GmbH


Tel. +49 (6483) 915303