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British American Tobacco plc

British American Tobacco (LON:BATS) publishes Sustainability Report 2011

26th March, 2012

British American Tobacco’s 2011 Sustainability Report continues to focus on the five areas of their sustainability agenda – harm reduction, marketplace, environment, supply chain and people and culture – and demonstrates how sustainable business practice is at the heart of the Group’s strategy.

The 32-page printed summary includes the Group’s vision for sustainability; key activities and performance in each area of the sustainability agenda, including what the future could look like and how the business is preparing for it; as well as progress made on last year’s goals.

The full online Report at www.bat.com/sustainability, contains further information including a video and viewpoints from employees around the business; sustainability performance for the Group’s four regions and nine key markets; and how stakeholder dialogue is being used to deliver sustainability.

Highlights include:
• Establishing a stand-alone company, Nicoventures, to explore the development and commercialisation of regulatory approved nicotine products.
• The outcomes of two independent third party reports commissioned by British American Tobacco into the intended and unintended impact of tobacco packaging regulation; and on the impact of tobacco farming on communities and the environment
• Meeting the Group’s 2012 targets for energy, water and waste ahead of schedule.
• Establishing a Supply Chain Sustainability Stakeholder Panel to provide guidance and challenge on supply chain sustainability issues.

The Report has been independently assured by Ernst & Young LLP, guided by AA1000 Assurance Standard (2008) and ISAE 3000.

You can complete a feedback survey anonymously at www.bat.com/sustainability/feedback and as a thank you British American Tobacco will donate £10 to the Global Trees Campaign (www.globaltrees.org) for each of the first 200 responses.



  


To order hard copies, please contact sustainability@bat.com.

About British American Tobacco
British American Tobacco is one of the world’s most international tobacco companies, with brands sold in more than 180 markets and employing more than 56,000 people worldwide.



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