british american tobacco p.l.c. sustainability report 2011 - Environmental performance data

 
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Sustainability Report 2011

 Group energy use

Gigajoules per million cigarettes equivalent produced1

-7.5%
Change from 2010
200720082009201020112012
11.8212.0811.1211.1410.31*11.03 (Target)

* This includes the performance data for the first time of the business in Indonesia that we took control of in January 2010, but does not yet include our October 2011 acquisition in Colombia.

In 2011, we exceeded our global 2012 target to reduce our energy use by 6.7 per cent to 11.03 gigajoules per million cigarettes equivalent produced, from our 2007 baseline of 11.82 gigajoules per million cigarettes equivalent produced.

Group energy use was down in 2011 by 7.5 per cent from 2010 to 10.31 gigajoules per million cigarettes equivalent produced. This was primarily because of efficiency improvements alongside an increase in production volume resulting from the inclusion of our 2010 acquisition in Indonesia. Absolute energy increased by 1.9 per cent compared to 2010.

 Carbon dioxide

Tonnes CO2e per million cigarettes equivalent produced1

-3.5%
Change from 2010
2000 baseline2007200820092010201120302050
1.380.880.940.860.850.82*0.69 (Target)0.28 (Target)

* This currently excludes the performance data of the business in Indonesia that we took control of in January 2010 and our acquisition in Colombia in October 2011 due to this requiring a recalculation of the baseline, which will be completed in 2012 alongside the development of our new Group energy target.

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 2011 by 3.5 per cent from 2010 to 0.82 tonnes per million cigarettes equivalent. The reduction was primarily due to similar reasons as those for energy use.

 Water use

Cubic metres per million cigarettes equivalent produced1

-6.3%
Change from 2010
200720082009201020112012
4.854.734.414.153.89*4.2 (Target)

* This includes the performance data for the first time of the business in Indonesia that we took control of in January 2010, but does not yet include our October 2011 acquisition in Colombia.

In 2011, we exceeded our global 2012 target to reduce our water use by 13.4 per cent to 4.2 cubic metres per million cigarettes equivalent produced, from our 2007 baseline of 4.85 cubic metres per million cigarettes equivalent produced.

Group water use in 2011 was down by 6.3 per cent from 2010 to 3.89 cubic metres per million cigarettes equivalent produced. The increase in water efficiency was largely due to an increase in production volume resulting from the inclusion of our 2010 acquisition in Indonesia, as well as improved measurement with the introduction of water meters. Absolute water use increased by 3.1 per cent.

 Waste to landfill

Tonnes per million cigarettes equivalent produced1

-5.6%
Change from 2010
200720082009201020112012
0.0250.0240.0190.0180.017*0.022 (Target)

* This includes the performance data for the first time of the business in Indonesia that we took control of in January 2010, but does not yet include our October 2011 acquisition in Colombia.

In 2011, we exceeded our 2012 global target to reduce our waste to landfill by 12 per cent to 0.022 tonnes per million cigarettes equivalent produced, from our 2007 baseline of 0.025 tonnes per million cigarettes equivalent produced.

Group waste to landfill decreased in 2011 by 5.6 per cent from 2010 to 0.017 tonnes per million cigarettes equivalent produced, largely due to efficiency improvements alongside an increase in production volume resulting from the inclusion of our 2010 acquisition in Indonesia. Absolute waste sent to landfill increased in 2011 by 5.4 per cent due to site specific issues such as salvage waste generated from a warehouse fire and transferring production volumes to a site with limited recycling facilities.

 Recycling

Percentage of waste recycled

+0.2%
Change from 2010
20072008200920102011
78.8%81.2%83.3%85.20%85.4%*

* This includes the performance data for the first time of the business in Indonesia that we took control of in January 2010, but does not yet include our October 2011 acquisition in Colombia.

We have set a global target to recycle more than 85 per cent of waste generated in each year. Group recycling remained relatively stable in 2011 with a small 0.2 per cent increase of 85.4 per cent of waste being recycled.

1 - We track Group efficiency performance using the normalised output figure ‘cigarettes equivalent produced’. This includes manufacturing of tobacco products

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