british american tobacco p.l.c. sustainability report 2010 - 2011 environment goals

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Sustainability Report 2010

For climate change and environmental management

 
  • 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 by 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 by 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 recycle at least 85 per cent of our waste each year;
  • 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;
  • Set five-year milestones to monitor progress towards our 2030 and 2050 CO2e targets by end 2011;
  • Develop new goals for our energy, water and waste measures by end 2011;
  • Engage with stakeholders about the long-term challenges and opportunities of climate change, focusing on the areas of carbon pricing and renewable energy by end 2011; and
  • Carry out a water footprint analysis to better understand the risks and opportunities that changes in water availability could present for us by end 2011.
 
 

For managing biodiversity

 
  • Review and revise our biodiversity risk and opportunity assessment tool for use in our next round of assessments of tobacco leaf growing operations by end 2011;
  • Use our biodiversity risk and opportunity assessments to help us identify and, where necessary, mitigate possible biodiversity risks associated with our leaf operations;
  • Continue to raise awareness of biodiversity issues through training workshops, engagement with farmers and our leaf managers and our online biodiversity learning module; and
  • Conduct research to verify the apparent return of wildlife to trial areas of re-established natural forest in Sri Lanka by end 2013.
£32.3 million
EHS expenditure in 2010

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