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

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Sustainability Report 2010

For supply chain management

  • Establish an external stakeholder panel to provide guidance and challenge on supply chain sustainability issues by end 2011;
  • Carry out a review of our Business Enabler Survey Tool to incorporate further sustainability criteria into the assessment process by end 2011;
  • Further integrate sustainability principles into the selection criteria for our direct materials and machinery suppliers by end 2011;
  • Use our approach for considering environmental impacts in all global factory sourcing decisions by end 2011; and
  • Trial our environmental scorecard with strategic suppliers by end 2011.

For tobacco leaf supply

  • Introduce requirements for our leaf suppliers to meet minimum performance thresholds in their Social Responsibility in Tobacco Production assessment scores by end 2011; and
  • Aim for zero use of natural forest for directly contracted farmers’ curing fuels by end 2015.

For manufacturing

  • Extend our third party manufacturing assessments to include water by end 2011; and
  • Undertake a feasibility review of renewable energy to help identify potentially suitable manufacturing locations and technologies by end 2011.

For logistics

  • Roll out our energy and CO2e assessments for warehouses across the Group by end 2012; and
  • Roll out our programme to improve fuel efficiency across all Group Trade Marketing & Distribution teams by end 2012.