Scope of our corporate behaviour data

All data relates to the BAT Group and covers the calendar year 1st January to 31st December. Details of the source and scope for each of our key metrics are provided below:

Definition Scope
International Marketing Principles (IMP)

Number of cases of partial or non-adherence to our IMP identified through self-assessments and market audits.

All BAT Group markets.

Youth smoking prevention (YSP)

Percentage of markets required to undertake YSP activities that reported adherence to our global approach.

All BAT Group markets.

This excludes BAT markets which have been granted an exemption due to being unable to conduct YSP activities where there is political instability, where we only operate through a distributor, or where we are prevented from YSP activities by local legislation – these represent 12% of our 2016 sales volumes.

Carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions

Tonnes CO2e per million cigarettes equivalent produced1.

We use the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Standard to guide our CO2e reporting methodology.

All BAT sites where:

  • We have a shareholding of 50% or greater; and
  • Nine or more BAT employees work. For non-manufacturing, this only includes sites with a 'materiality threshold' of 5% or more of our year-2000 CO2e emissions per million cigarettes equivalent.

In addition to the ‘materiality threshold’ reporting rule, we have also set a ‘significance threshold’ of 10% of base-year emissions (reported in intensity terms) with regard to recalculations. This means that our year-2000 baseline will be recalculated in the event that structural changes result in changes to our reported CO2e emissions in excess of 10% of our base-year emission intensity (over 0.152 tonnes per million cigarettes equivalent). Typical structural changes include:

  • Mergers and acquisitions, divestments or outsourcing;
  • Changes in calculation methodology or improvements in the accuracy of emission factors; and
  • The result of errors (discrete or cumulative).

Please note, we are currently reviewing a number of businesses BAT has acquired over the last year with regards to their materiality for our reporting.

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

We use the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Standard to guide our CO2e reporting methodology.

We report on the following greenhouse gases as CO2e emissions: CO2; CH4; and N2O. We do not include data on other GHG emissions (HFCs, PFCs and SF6) as they are estimated to be insignificant. While we account for the contribution CH4 and N2O makes to our CO2e emissions, we do not report CO2e data on an individual greenhouse gas basis.

Our scope 1 reporting includes: energy consumed at our factories and offices (coal, natural gas, wood, diesel and LPG) and fuel consumed by our fleet vehicles.

Our scope 2 reporting includes: electricity purchased and consumed at our factories and offices, purchased steam and hot water.

Our scope 3 reporting includes: the most relevant and material areas of: freight (transport-related activities in vehicles not owned or controlled by the business), waste disposal, and business travel.

We do not include emissions relating to: extraction and production of purchased materials and fuels; electricity activities (e.g. transmission and distribution losses) not covered in scope 2, and other outsourced activities.

Please note, we are currently reviewing a number of businesses BAT has acquired over the last year with regards to their materiality for our reporting.

Energy use

Gigajoules per million cigarettes equivalent produced1.

All BAT sites where:

  • We have a shareholding of 50% or greater; and
  • Nine or more BAT employees work. For non-manufacturing, this only includes sites with a 'materiality threshold' of 5% or more of our year-2000 CO2e emissions per million cigarettes equivalent.

This metric includes the primary energy used (e.g. natural gas for heating and fuel for our own or leased fleet) and electricity and steam consumption by Group companies (WBCSD scopes 1 and 2).

Please note, we are currently reviewing a number of businesses BAT has acquired over the last year with regards to their materiality for our reporting.

Water withdrawn

Cubic metres per million cigarettes equivalent produced1.

All BAT sites where:

  • We have a shareholding of 50% or greater; and
  • Nine or more BAT employees work. For non-manufacturing, this only includes sites with a 'materiality threshold' of 5% or more of our year-2000 CO2e emissions per million cigarettes equivalent.

Please note, we are currently reviewing a number of businesses BAT has acquired over the last year with regards to their materiality for our reporting.

Waste to landfill

Tonnes per million cigarettes equivalent produced1.

All BAT sites where:

  • We have a shareholding of 50% or greater; and
  • Nine or more BAT employees work. For non-manufacturing, this only includes sites with a 'materiality threshold' of 5% or more of our year-2000 CO2e emissions per million cigarettes equivalent.

This metric does not currently include waste data for a small number of sites where the waste is incinerated on site without energy recovery due to recycling and landfill facilities being unavailable. In these areas we continue to engage with local regulators to identify the most effective waste management solution.

Please note, we are currently reviewing a number of businesses BAT has acquired over the last year with regards to their materiality for our reporting.

Recycling

Percentage of waste recycled

All BAT sites where:

  • We have a shareholding of 50% or greater; and
  • Nine or more BAT employees work. For non-manufacturing, this only includes sites with a 'materiality threshold' of 5% or more of our year-2000 CO2e emissions per million cigarettes equivalent.

Please note, we are currently reviewing a number of businesses BAT has acquired over the last year with regards to their materiality for our reporting.

Serious injuries and fatalities

A fatality is any work-related loss of life.

A serious injury is defined as any work-related accident involving an injury, which results in: hospitalisation for more than 36 hours; any amputation; any fracture, other than to bones in fingers, thumbs and toes; loss of vision – whether temporary or permanent; or dislocation – shoulder, hip, knee or spine.

All BAT sites.

This includes employees and contractors under our direct control and supervision (who we also categorise as employees), contractors who are not under our direct control and supervision, and fatalities to members of the public involving BAT vehicles.

Lost Workday case Incident Rate (LWCIR)

Number of lost workday cases through injury x 200,000 divided by total hours worked.

All BAT sites.

This includes employees and contractors under our direct control and supervision (who we also categorise as employees), but does not include contractors who are not under our direct control and supervision.

Lost workday cases

Work-related accidents (including assaults) resulting in injury, causing absence of one shift or more.

All BAT sites.

This includes employees and contractors under our direct control and supervision (who we also categorise as employees), but does not include contractors who are not under our direct control and supervision.

Diversity – gender

Percentage of women at different levels of the organisation.

All non-management employees globally.

All management-grade employees globally, including junior, middle and senior grades.

All members of the BAT plc. Main Board of Directors.

Diversity – focus nationalities

Percentage representation of focus nationalities from Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe in senior management roles.

All management-grade employees globally.

Employee opinion

BAT employee opinion scores vs. global FMCG benchmark.

93% of all BAT employees worldwide.

  1. The normalised output figure 'per million cigarettes equivalent produced' converts all materials used in the manufacture of a cigarette into a 'cigarette equivalent'. It is a more meaningful metric, as all materials which consume resources in various manufacturing conversion processes are included in the reported metric.
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