british american tobacco p.l.c. sustainability report 2011 - Environment goals and commitments

 
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Sustainability Report 2011

Our environment commitment

We will actively address the impact of our business on the natural environment.

2012 goals

  • Set five-year milestones to monitor progress towards our 2030 and 2050 CO2e targets by end 2012;
  • Develop new goals for our energy, water and waste measures by 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;
  • 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;
  • 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; 
  • Incorporate renewable and low-carbon energy options in the development of plans to help us meet our long-term CO2e targets by end 2012;
  • Complete the strengthening of our sustainable water management strategy by end 2012;
  • Complete the next round of biodiversity risk and opportunity assessments, using the updated tool, in all our tobacco growing operations by end 2014; and
  • Conduct research to verify the apparent return of wildlife to trial areas of re-established natural forest in Sri Lanka by end 2013.

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