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

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Sustainability Report 2010

Wood fuel sources

Percentage sources of wood used in growing programmes

Company sponsored or advised forestry*68.0%80.0%67.2%66.4%59.1%
Commercial forest25.0%14.0%27.4%27.2%28.8%
Natural forest7.0%5.0%3.7%4.3%12.1%
Source unknown** 1.0%1.7%2.1% 

*Company sponsored or advised forestry includes trees grown by farmers and cooperatives advised by our direct agronomy services as well as trees planted or sponsored by our companies.

**We began reporting unknown sources in 2007 and have ceased from 2010 following a review of wood fuel reporting, which allows these sources to now be identified.

In 2010, we saw a significant increase in wood fuel sourced from natural forest by our directly contracted farmers – from 4.3 per cent to 12.1 per cent. This was largely the result of a review into the reporting of wood fuel sources, to better distinguish between categories and identify unknown sources. Having established more complete data, we feel confident in now aiming for zero use of natural forest for curing fuels by 2015.