british american tobacco p.l.c. sustainability report 2010 - Progress against our goals

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Sustainability Report 2010
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Harm reduction

2010 goals and commitments Status 2011 goals and commitmentsTiming
Analyse and submit for publication the results of our first clinical study of a range of combustible prototype products, the smoke of which may have lower levels of toxicants compared to conventional cigarettes.CompletedPublish details of the technologies used in the combustible prototype products assessed in our 2009 clinical study.Mid 2011
  Validate and submit for publication details of a series of laboratory models of diseases, such as cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder and cardiovascular disease, as well as the biological processes of inflammation and oxidative stress.End 2011
Develop and validate scientifically meaningful measurements for exposure to tobacco smoke toxicants and investigate how we might measure potential harm.On trackWork with our External Scientific Panel on the design of a longer clinical study of biomarkers of exposure to tobacco smoke toxicants and biomarkers of biological effect.End 2011
  Develop more sophisticated methods for analysing the biologically relevant dose of various tobacco smoke toxicants and use the information to develop better computational toxicological methods.End 2011
Invigorate our biotechnology programme in our search for new technologies to reduce tobacco smoke toxicant levels.CompletedImplement our reinvigorated biotechnology programme and submit the latest results of the research for publication.End 2011
Engage with regulators in an effort to reach common ground on tobacco harm reduction.On trackEngage externally to build support for a broader approach to tobacco harm reduction.Ongoing
Work with our External Scientific Panel which continues to give us important input in developing our scientific research programme.On trackWork with our External Scientific Panel which continues to give us important input in developing our scientific research programme.Ongoing
Present our scientific research at key international conferences and maintain the number of our publications in peer-reviewed journals.CompletedPresent our scientific findings at international conferences and maintain or increase our publications in peer-reviewed journals.End 2011
Engage with the scientific media on the issue of tobacco harm reduction.CompletedContinue to increase the profile of our scientific research in the development of potential reduced-exposure products (PREPs) and the development of our PREP assessment framework.Ongoing
Further update www.bat-science.com.CompletedFurther improve www.bat-science.com to facilitate greater input from the external scientific community into our scientific research programme.End 2011
Learn from our existing snus test markets and aim to expand into a new market. (Plans to move into a new test market have been put on hold while we review how we might best focus our activities.)Not metReview our approach to snus test marketing.End 2011
Submit for publication the results of our progress in developing biological and chemical testing methods for snus. (This will be submitted for publication in 2011.)Not met  
Engage widely on the role a regulated form of snus could play in a tobacco harm reduction strategy to reduce the public health impacts of smoking.On trackEngage widely on the role that a regulated form of smokeless tobacco could play in a tobacco harm reduction strategy to reduce the public health impacts of smoking.Ongoing

Marketplace

2010 goals and commitments Status 2011 goals and commitmentsTiming
Engage with governments to put forward our views for effective, evidence-based regulation, including matters arising from their translation of the World Health Organisation's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) guidelines into local laws.On trackEngage with governments to put forward our views for effective, evidence-based regulation, including matters arising from their translation of FCTC guidelines into local laws.Ongoing
Ensure the views and positions we advocate to regulators are reflected on www.bat.com.On trackEnsure our global regulatory positions are published on www.bat.com.Ongoing
  Engage with the International Labour Organisation and other relevant international organisations to aim to ensure that the impact of regulation on issues such as employment and free trade are properly assessed.End 2011
100 per cent adherence to our International Marketing Standards. (All our companies except those in Indonesia and Germany have now reported full adherence to our International Marketing Standards.)Not met100 per cent adherence to our International Marketing Standards.Ongoing
Roll out our global approach to youth smoking prevention. We expect all our companies to be fully aligned with the global approach by year end. (The approach has been rolled out to all companies, but only 56 per cent, representing 85 per cent of our sales volume, were fully aligned by the end of 2010.)Not metReview youth smoking prevention in those markets that are yet to implement our global approach.End 2011
Support the introduction of minimum age laws of 18 for the sale of tobacco products where no such laws currently exist.On trackSupport the introduction of minimum age laws of 18 for the sale of tobacco products where no such laws currently exist.Ongoing
Work with our stakeholders to build support for our approach to track and trace and digital verification.On trackSupport governments in implementing our track and trace system to help them meet the obligations of the FCTC draft Protocol on Illicit Trade.Ongoing
  Complete a pilot at our factory in Mexico of the industry-agreed system for digital tax verification.End 2011
Work to further raise awareness of the role that some Free Trade Zones play in the illicit trade of tobacco products and lobby for governments to apply strong laws and penalties to criminals operating in these zones. (This is part of our continuing approach to tackling illicit trade and in the future will not be listed as a specific goal.)On track  

Environment

2010 goals and commitments Status 2011 goals and commitmentsTiming
Reduce our energy use towards our 2012 target of 11.03 gigajoules per million cigarettes equivalent produced, 6.7 per cent lower than our 2007 baseline.On trackReduce our energy use towards our 2012 target of 11.03 gigajoules per million cigarettes equivalent produced, 6.7 per cent lower than our 2007 baseline.End 2012
Reduce our water use towards our 2012 target of 4.2 cubic metres per million cigarettes equivalent produced, 13.4 per cent lower than our 2007 baseline.On trackReduce our water use towards our 2012 target of 4.2 cubic metres per million cigarettes equivalent produced, 13.4 per cent lower than our 2007 baseline.End 2012
Reduce our waste to landfill towards our 2012 target of 0.022 tonnes per million cigarettes equivalent produced, 12 per cent lower than our 2007 baseline, and to recycle at least 75 per cent of our waste each year.On trackReduce our waste to landfill towards our 2012 target of 0.022 tonnes per million cigarettes equivalent produced, 12 per cent lower than our 2007 baseline, and recycle at least 85 per cent of our waste each year.End 2012
Reduce our CO2e emissions by 50 per cent by 2030 and 80 per cent by 2050 against our 2000 baseline of 1.38 tonnes per million cigarettes equivalent produced.On trackReduce our CO2e emissions by 50 per cent by 2030 and 80 per cent by 2050 against our 2000 baseline of 1.38 tonnes per million cigarettes equivalent produced.2030/2050
  Set five-year milestones to monitor progress towards our 2030 and 2050 CO2e targets.End 2011
  Develop new goals for our energy, water and waste measures.End 2011
In selected markets, roll out our programme encouraging employees to reduce their carbon footprint at home, as well as extending the pilot to cover reductions at work.CompletedEngage with stakeholders about the long-term challenges and opportunities of climate change, focusing on the areas of carbon pricing and renewable energy.End 2011
Carry out a water footprint analysis to better understand the risks and opportunities that changes in water availability could present for us.On trackCarry out a water footprint analysis to better understand the risks and opportunities that changes in water availability could present for us.End 2011
Carry out biodiversity risk and opportunity assessments in all our leaf growing operations.CompletedReview and revise our biodiversity risk and opportunity assessment tool for use in our next round of assessments of tobacco leaf growing operations.End 2011
Endeavour to incorporate longer time horizons into our leaf supply chain sustainability planning, addressing long-term impacts and dependencies identified through risk assessments.On trackUse our biodiversity risk and opportunity assessments to help us identify and, where necessary, mitigate possible biodiversity risks associated with our leaf operations.Ongoing
Further raise awareness of biodiversity issues through training workshops, engagement with farmers and our leaf managers and through our online biodiversity learning module.On trackContinue to raise awareness of biodiversity issues through training workshops, engagement with farmers and our leaf managers and our online biodiversity learning module.Ongoing
Develop and trial replicable models of forest regeneration and native forest management.CompletedConduct research to verify the apparent return of wildlife to trial areas of re-established natural forest in Sri Lanka.End 2013

Supply chain

2010 goals and commitments Status 2011 goals and commitmentsTiming
Develop an integrated sustainable supply chain strategy, including a review of our current measures.Completed  
Consider the feasibility of establishing an external panel of stakeholders to provide guidance and challenge on supply chain sustainability issues.CompletedEstablish an external stakeholder panel to provide guidance and challenge on supply chain sustainability issues.End 2011
  Carry out a review of our Business Enabler Survey Tool to incorporate further sustainability criteria into the assessment process.End 2011
Further integrate sustainability principles into the selection criteria for our direct materials and machinery suppliers.On trackFurther integrate sustainability principles into the selection criteria for our direct materials and machinery suppliers.End 2011
Implement sustainability impact studies to assist our decision making for any major sourcing changes.On trackUse our approach for considering environmental impacts in all global factory sourcing decisions.End 2011
Investigate the feasibility of a common approach to carbon accounting within our supply chain.CompletedTrial our environmental scorecard with strategic suppliers.End 2011
Develop tools and processes to enable us to use life cycle analysis to guide product specification.Completed  
Complete joint life cycle analysis studies with at least eight of our supply chain partners. (We have completed studies with six suppliers. The remaining two will be completed by mid-2011.)Not met  
Build the global support capacity of our agronomy centre.CompletedIntroduce requirements for our leaf suppliers to meet minimum performance thresholds in their Social Responsibility in Tobacco Production assessment scores.End 2011
Aim for less than 3 per cent of directly contracted farmers' curing fuels to come from natural forest.On trackAim for zero use of natural forest for directly contracted farmers curing fuels.End 2015
Develop a global energy reduction plan for our manufacturing sites.CompletedExtend our third party manufacturing assessments to include water.End 2011
  Undertake a feasibility review of renewable energy to help identify potentially suitable manufacturing locations and technologies.End 2011
  Roll out our energy and CO2e assessments for warehouses across the Group.End 2012
Roll out the first phase of our plan to improve fuel efficiency in our Trade Marketing & Distribution teams.CompletedRoll out our programme to improve fuel efficiency across all Group Trade Marketing & Distribution teams.End 2012

People and culture

2010 goals and commitments Status 2011 goals and commitmentsTiming
Continue to roll out our employer proposition to other countries.CompletedReview our approach to employee wellbeing to establish how it can contribute to improved employee engagement.End 2012
Introduce globally aligned standards for recruitment.Completed  
Carry out a full review of our learning and development programme for managers at global, regional and local levels.CompletedComplete the development of our global learning management system and implement it across the Group.End 2011
In each of our business units, we aim to have at least one local successor ready in the short term for each senior position and two local successors ready in the long term (this goal is expressed as 1:1:2).On trackIn each of our business units, we aim to have at least one local successor ready in the short term for each senior position and two local successors ready in the long term (this goal is expressed as 1:1:2).Ongoing
Aim to have a 70:30 ratio of local to expatriate senior managers at business unit level.On trackAim to have a 70:30 ratio of local to expatriate senior managers at business unit level.Ongoing
Actively manage the career progress of our senior female managers.On trackActively manage the career progress of our senior female managers.Ongoing
Develop plans to help our employees remain engaged and motivated during periods of organisational change.On trackWork with our employees to devise improvement plans in response to the results of our employee opinion survey.End 2011
Our aim is to have a global Lost Workday Case Incident Rate in the range of 0.1-0.2. The specific local target set for all our companies is zero accidents.On trackOur global aim is to have a Lost Workday Case Incident Rate of no more than 0.2. The local target set for all our companies is zero accidents.End 2012
Implement our plan to reduce vehicle-related injuries in our Trade Marketing & Distribution teams.On trackImplement our plan to reduce vehicle-related injuries in our Trade Marketing & Distribution teams.End 2011
Encourage our companies to develop a more consistent approach to addressing human rights and other sustainability issues in their agreements with local suppliers and business partners.On trackIncorporate requirements for human rights and other sustainability criteria into all our framework agreements with global suppliers.End 2012