Boundaries

As part of reporting against the G4 guidelines we established boundaries for all of our material aspects.

Harm reduction

G4 aspects Boundary
Indirect economic impacts Communities where BAT operates or directly contracts tobacco farmers
Customer health and safety BAT operations
Product and service labelling BAT and consumers
Marketing communications Where BAT products are sold

Sustainable agriculture and farmer livelihoods

G4 aspects Boundary
Water BAT operations and suppliers of tobacco leaf and other materials
Biodiversity BAT operations and suppliers of tobacco leaf and other materials
Child labour BAT operations and suppliers of tobacco leaf and other materials
Supplier human rights assessment BAT operations and suppliers of tobacco leaf and other materials
Supplier environmental assessment BAT operations and suppliers of tobacco leaf and other materials
Supplier assessment for labour practices BAT operations and suppliers of tobacco leaf and other materials
Investment BAT operations and suppliers of tobacco leaf and other materials
Local communities Communities where BAT operates or directly contracts tobacco farmers, including RAI
Forced or compulsory labour BAT operations and suppliers of tobacco leaf and other materials
Human rights grievance mechanisms BAT operations and suppliers of tobacco leaf and other materials
Assessment BAT operations and suppliers of tobacco leaf and other materials

Corporate behaviour

G4 aspects Boundary
Economic performance BAT operations and suppliers of tobacco leaf and other materials
Procurement practices BAT operations and suppliers of tobacco leaf and other materials
Products and services BAT and where BAT products are sold
Marketing and communications BAT and where BAT products are sold, and RAI where noted
Anti-corruption BAT operations and suppliers of tobacco leaf and other materials
Public policy BAT operations, where BAT products are sold, and suppliers of tobacco leaf and other materials
Anti-competitive behaviour BAT operations, where BAT products are sold, and suppliers of tobacco leaf and other materials
Compliance (society) BAT operations, where BAT products are sold, and suppliers of tobacco leaf and other materials
Compliance (product responsibility) Where BAT products are sold
Supplier assessment for impact on society BAT operations and suppliers of tobacco leaf and other materials
Grievance mechanisms for impacts on society Communities where BAT operates and suppliers of tobacco leaf and other materials

Environment and people

G4 aspects Boundary
Occupational health and safety BAT operations and suppliers of tobacco leaf and other materials
Compliance (environmental) BAT operations and suppliers of tobacco leaf and other materials
Materials BAT operations and suppliers of tobacco leaf and other materials
Water BAT operations and suppliers of tobacco leaf and other materials
Energy BAT operations and suppliers of tobacco leaf and other materials
Emissions BAT operations and suppliers of tobacco leaf and other materials
Effluents and waste BAT operations and suppliers of tobacco leaf and other materials
Employment BAT operations
Labour/management relations

BAT operations

Training and education BAT operations
Diversity and equal opportunity BAT operations, including RAI, where noted.
Equal remuneration for men and women All UK employees, in line with our Gender Pay Report 
Labour practices grievance mechanisms BAT operations
Non-discrimination BAT operations
Freedom of association and collective bargaining BAT operations
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