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

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Sustainability Report 2011

Our supply chain commitment

We will work for positive social, environmental and economic impact in our supply chain.

2012 goals

  • Aim for zero use of natural forest for directly contracted farmers’ curing fuels by end 2015; 
  • Continue working with the independent SRTP reviewer, LeafTc, to review and update the assessment by end 2012;
  • Incorporate requirements for human rights and other sustainability criteria into all our framework agreements with global suppliers by end 2012;
  • Conduct 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; 
  • Conduct a detailed review of our strategic operational sites in high-risk water stress locations;
  • Roll out our energy and CO2e assessments for warehouses across the Group by end 2012; 
  • Roll out our programme to improve fuel efficiency across all Group Trade Marketing & Distribution teams by end 2012; and
  • Develop the next version of our supplier scorecard and expand its use to machinery suppliers.


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