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Sustainability

Sustainability

Our sustainability agenda focuses on three key areas, identified through a detailed materiality process.

Our process for stakeholder engagement includes independently assured and facilitated dialogue sessions and long-term partnerships, as well as regular engagement as part of our day-to-day business.

Download our Sustainability Summary and Focus Reports PDFs. Read also about how we report, as well as materiality and independent assurance.

Our separate performance centre  covers our progress against our goals, performance charts and reporting against the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 indicators. The data is all independently assured by Ernst & Young LLP.

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We're committed to researching, developing and commercialising less risky alternatives to regular cigarettes, including Vapour Products (e-cigarettes), Tobacco Heating Products and Licensed Medicinal Products. Being transparent about our scientific research  is also central to our approach.

We work as partners with over 90,000 farmers worldwide. Our Social Responsibility in Tobacco Production (SRTP) programme sets the standards we expect of our leaf suppliers and has a specific focus on child labour. We are working together with our farmers to help ensure continued access to natural resources for our business and for rural communities.

We market our products responsibly  and work with retailers to prevent youth smoking. Engaging openly on key regulatory issues and working with others to fight tobacco trafficking  is also crucial to our approach.

We continue to actively reduce our CO2e emissions, waste, energy and water use and have a comprehensive environmental management system based on international standards. Our approach to supply chain management  seeks to minimise our indirect impacts and address issues such as human rights.

We value the diversity our people bring. We respect and recognise fundamental human rights and are actively involved in communities around the world. We are committed to protecting the health and safety of our employees and contractors.

Our Standards of Business Conduct ensure we comply with anti-bribery and corruption regulations, and provide guidance around political donations. Our other policies, procedures and standards deliver further governance.

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