british american tobacco p.l.c. sustainability report 2011 - Progress against our goals

 
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Sustainability Report 2011
Status key: On track On track Completed Completed Not met Not met

Harm reduction

2011 goals and commitments Status2012 goals and commitmentsTiming
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 by end 2011. (A number of studies have been submitted in 2011 and the remaining will be submitted in 2012.)
Not metTake the laboratory models of diseases through an external validation phase involving collaborative research with scientific partners.End 2013
Work 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 by end 2011.
CompletedRegister and undertake a longer clinical study of biomarkers of exposure to tobacco smoke toxicants and biomarkers of biological effect under ethical approval and to high clinical standards.End 2012
Implement our reinvigorated biotechnology programme and submit the latest results of the research for publication by end 2011.
CompletedSubmit for publication more of our research on the tobacco genome and undertake further field trials on tobacco plants with lower toxicant levels.End 2012
Present our scientific findings at international conferences and maintain or increase our publications in peer-reviewed journals by end 2011.
CompletedPresent our scientific findings at international conferences and continue to improve the standard of our publications in peer-reviewed journals.End 2012
Further improve www.bat-science.com to facilitate greater input from the external scientific community into our scientific research programme by end 2011. (This work has been put on hold while we explore the best way to share our science further through electronic media.)
Not met  
Review our approach to snus test marketing by end 2011.
Completed  

Marketplace

2011 goals and commitments Status2012 goals and commitmentsTiming
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 by end 2011.
CompletedRevise and update our International Marketing Standards to take into account evolving marketing practices and regulation.End 2012
100 per cent adherence to our International Marketing Standards. (In 2011, 21 incidents of non-adherence were identified.)
Not met100 per cent adherence to our International Marketing Standards.End 2012
Review youth smoking prevention in those markets that have yet to implement our global approach by end 2011.
Completed100 per cent adherence to our global approach to youth smoking prevention in all countries where implementation is required.End 2012
Complete a pilot at our factory in Mexico of the industry-agreed system for digital tax verification by end 2011.
Completed  

Environment

2011 goals and commitments Status2012 goals and commitmentsTiming
Develop new goals for our energy, water and waste measures by end 2011. (This has been delayed while we review our approach.)
Not metDevelop new goals for our energy, water and waste measures.End 2012
Set five-year milestones to monitor progress towards our 2030 and 2050 CO2e targets by end 2011. (This has been delayed while we review our approach.)
Not metSet five-year milestones to monitor progress towards our 2030 and 2050 CO2e targets.End 2012
Reduce our direct energy use towards our 2012 target of 11.03 gigajoules per million cigarettes equivalent produced, 6.7 per cent lower than our 2007 baseline.
CompletedReduce our direct 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 direct 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.
CompletedReduce our direct 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 recycle at least 85 per cent of our waste each year.
CompletedReduce 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.End 2012
Reduce our direct 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 direct 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
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.
Completed  
Undertake a feasibility review of renewable energy to help identify potentially suitable manufacturing locations and technologies by end 2011.
CompletedIncorporate renewable and low-carbon energy options in the development of plans to help us meet our long-term CO2e targets.End 2012
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.
CompletedComplete the strengthening of our sustainable water management strategy.End 2012
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.
CompletedComplete the next round of biodiversity risk and opportunity assessments, using the updated tool, in all our tobacco leaf growing operations.End 2014
Conduct research to verify the apparent return of wildlife to trial areas of re-established natural forest in Sri Lanka by the end of 2013.
On trackConduct research to verify the apparent return of wildlife to trial areas of re-established natural forest in Sri Lanka.End 2013

Supply chain

2011 goals and commitments Status2012 goals and commitmentsTiming
Aim for zero use of natural forest for directly contracted farmers' curing fuels by end 2015.
On trackAim for zero use of natural forest for directly contracted farmers' curing fuels.End 2015
Introduce requirements for our leaf suppliers to meet minimum performance thresholds in their Social Responsibility in Tobacco Production (SRTP) assessment scores by end 2011.
CompletedContinue working with the independent SRTP reviewer, LeafTc, to review and update the assessment.End 2012
Incorporate requirements for human rights and other sustainability criteria into all our framework agreements with global suppliers by end 2012.
On trackIncorporate requirements for human rights and other sustainability criteria into all our framework agreements with global suppliers.End 2012
Establish an external stakeholder panel to provide guidance and challenge on supply chain sustainability issues by end 2011.
CompletedConduct a review of our approach to human rights following the publication of the OECD's revised Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, including input on our Child Labour Policy from the International Labour Organisation.End 2012
Use our approach for considering environmental impacts in all global factory sourcing decisions by end 2011.
Completed  
Extend our third party manufacturing assessments to include water by end 2011.
CompletedConduct a detailed review of our strategic operational sites in high-risk water stress locations.End 2012
Roll out our energy and CO2 assessments for warehouses across the Group by end 2012.
On trackRoll out our energy and CO2e assessments for warehouses across the Group.End 2012
Roll out our programme to improve fuel efficiency across all Group Trade Marketing & Distribution teams by end 2012.
On trackRoll out our programme to improve fuel efficiency across all Group Trade Marketing & Distribution teams.End 2012
Carry out a review of our Business Enabler Survey Tool to incorporate further sustainability criteria into the assessment process by end 2011.
Completed  
Further integrate sustainability principles into the selection criteria for our direct materials and machinery suppliers by end 2011.
Completed  
Trial our environmental scorecard with strategic materials suppliers by end 2011.
CompletedDevelop the next version of our supplier scorecard and expand its use to machinery suppliers.End 2012

People and culture

2011 goals and commitments Status2012 goals and commitmentsTiming
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. (In 2011, this was achieved for 51 per cent of roles for the short term and 53 per cent for the long term.)
Not metIn 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.)End 2012
Aim to have a 70:30 ratio of local to expatriate senior managers atbusiness unit level. (In 2011, the ratio was 57:43.)
Not metAim to have a 70:30 ratio of local to expatriate senior managers at business unit level.End 2012
Complete the development of our global learning management system and implement it across the Group by end 2011.
Completed  
Review our approach to employee wellbeing to establish how it can contribute to improved employee engagement by end 2012.
On trackReview our approach to employee wellbeing, to establish how it can contribute to improved employee engagement.End 2012
Work with our employees to devise improvement plans in response to the results of our employee opinion survey by end 2011.
CompletedRevise our employee opinion survey to strengthen our feedback culture and be better aligned to business priorities, with the revised survey to be carried out Group-wide by year end.End 2012
Our global aim is to have a Lost Workday Case Incident Rate of no more than 0.2 by end 2012. The 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 by end 2012. The local target set for all our companies is zero accidents and we have a zero accidents ambition for the whole Group.End 2012
Implement our plan to reduce vehicle-related injuries in our Trade Marketing & Distribution teams by end 2011.
Completed  
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