british american tobacco p.l.c. sustainability report 2010 - Environmental performance data

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Sustainability Report 2010

Group energy use

Gigajoules per million cigarettes equivalent produced*

20062007200820092010**2012
12.2111.8212.0811.1211.1411.03 (Target)
+0.2%
Change from 2009

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 up in 2010 by 0.2 per cent from 2009 to 11.14 gigajoules per million cigarettes equivalent produced. This was primarily because of a decline in volume, with smaller increases caused by adverse weather conditions and the use of diesel generators due to the loss of grid supply of electricity.

Carbon dioxide

Tonnes CO2e per million cigarettes equivalent produced*

2000 baseline20062007200820092010**20302050
1.380.870.880.940.860.850.69 (Target)0.28 (Target)
-1.2%
Change from 2009

Group CO2e includes the WBCSD Scopes 1, 2 and 3. These cover CO2e 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 CO2e 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 CO2e was down in 2010 by 1.2 per cent from 2009 to 0.85 tonnes per million cigarettes equivalent. The reduction was primarily due to similar reasons as those for energy reduction in absolute terms, as well as sites switching to less carbon intensive forms of energy and marginal contributions achieved through waste to landfill reductions.

Water use

Cubic metres per million cigarettes equivalent produced*

20062007200820092010**2012
5.184.854.734.414.154.2 (Target)
-5.9%
Change from 2009

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 2010 was down by 5.9 per cent from 2009 to 4.15 cubic metres per million cigarettes equivalent produced, exceeding our 2012 target. The increase in water efficiency was largely due to increased reuse of water, improved measurement with the introduction of water meters and site rationalisation.

Waste to landfill

Tonnes per million cigarettes equivalent produced*

20062007200820092010**2012
0.0230.0250.0240.0190.0180.022 (Target)
-5.3%
Change from 2009

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 2010 by 5.3 per cent to 0.018 tonnes per million cigarettes equivalent produced, largely due to an increase in recycling and more detailed measurement, which allowed for more focused efficiency improvements.

Recycling

Percentage of waste recycled

20062007200820092010**
81.2%78.8%81.2%83.3%85.2%
+1.9%
Change from 2009

We have set a global target to recycle more than 85 per cent of waste generated in each year. Group recycling increased in 2010 by 1.9 per cent to 85.2 per cent of waste generated.

* 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.

** This currently excludes the performance data from the business in Indonesia we took control of in January 2010.