british american tobacco p.l.c. sustainability report 2009 - Environmental performance data

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SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2009

Group energy use

Our global target is to reduce our energy use by 6.7 per cent to 11.03 gigajoules per million cigarettes equivalent produced by 2012, from our 2007 baseline of 11.82 gigajoules per million cigarettes equivalent produced.

Group energy use was down in 2009 by 7.95 per cent from 2008, to 11.12 gigajoules per million cigarettes equivalent produced. An increase in freight was offset by reduced business travel, and the overall increase in energy efficiency was largely due to more detailed measurement of both energy consumption and output at unit level, which also allowed for more targeted efficiency improvements.

Gigajoules per million cigarettes equivalent produced*
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Group energy use: Gigajoules per million cigarettes equivalent
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20052006200720082009
12.6012.2111.8212.0811.12

Carbon dioxide

Group CO2 equivalent includes the WBCSD Scopes 1, 2 and 3. These cover CO2 equivalent from all energy sources controlled by the Group, from purchased energy,from business travel and freight and from incineration and landfill.

Our global targets are to reduce our CO2 equivalent by 50 per cent by 2030 and 80 per cent by 2050 from our year 2000 baseline of 1.38 tonnes per million cigarettes equivalent produced.

Group CO2 equivalent was down in 2009 by 8.5 per cent from 2008 to 0.86 tonnes per million cigarettes equivalent produced, primarily for the same reasons as those affecting energy use.

Tonnes CO2 per million cigarettes equivalent produced*
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Carbon dioxide: Tonnes CO2 produced per million cigarettes equivalent
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Baseline20052006200720082009
1.380.910.870.880.940.86

Water use

We have set a global target to reduce our water use by 13.4 per cent to 4.2 cubic metres per million cigarettes equivalent produced by 2012 from our 2007 baseline of 4.85 cubic metres per million cigarettes equivalent produced.

Group water use in 2009 was down by 6.8 per cent from 2008, at 4.41 cubic metres per million cigarettes equivalent produced. Total water use was 4.8 million cubic metres. The increase in water efficiency was largely due to more detailed measurement of consumption and output at unit level, which also allowed for more targeted efficiency improvements.

Cubic metres per million cigarettes equivalent*
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Water use: Cubic metres per million cigarettes equivalent
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20052006200720082009
5.585.184.854.734.41

Waste to landfill

We have set a global target to reduce our waste to landfill by 12 per cent to 0.022 tonnes per million cigarettes equivalent produced by 2012 from our 2007 baseline of 0.025 tonnes per million cigarettes equivalent produced.

Group waste to landfill decreased in 2009 by 21 per cent to 0.019 tonnes per million cigarettes equivalent produced, largely due to an increase in recycling and more detailed measurement at unit level.

Tonnes per million cigarettes equivalent produced*
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Waste to landfill: Tonnes per million cigarettes equivalent produced
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20052006200720082009
0.0350.0230.0250.0240.019

Recycling

We have set a global target to recycle more than 75 per cent of waste generated in each year.

Group recycling increased 2009 by 2.1 per cent to 83.3 per cent of waste generated.

Percentage of waste recycled
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Recycling: percentage of waste recycled
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20052006200720082009
72.581.278.881.283.3
*
We track Group efficiency performance using the normalised output figure ‘cigarettes equivalent produced’. This includes manufacturing of tobacco products and materials and green leaf threshing.