Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
21 consecutive years in the DJSI reflects our commitment to sustainability
We are proud to be have been ranked in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices’ for 21 consecutive years.
In 2022, we were once again the only company in our industry to have been included in the prestigious World Index, which comprises the indices’ top performers globally.
Launched in 1999, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) track the corporate sustainability performance of the world’s largest companies.
Created by S&P Dow Jones Indices, the DJSI represents the gold standard for tracking corporate sustainability. In 2022, around 13,000 companies were invited to have their sustainability practices assessed against ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) criteria. Only the top 10% are recognised as leaders in corporate sustainability and achieve DJSI World Index inclusion.
BAT was the first ever tobacco company to be included in the DJSI, in 2002, and we’ve maintained our inclusion every year since.
BAT achieved a score of 100% in six areas - environmental reporting, human capital development, operational eco-efficiency, supply chain management, social reporting and materiality^. BAT is the only company in its industry to also be included in the DJSI World Index. Less than 3% of all companies assessed by S&P Global made it into the 2022 DJSI World Index.
We believe these scores reflect the quality of management across our business and our comprehensive global focus on sustainability issues. Our performance shows that our employees and operations across the Group are consistently meeting the standards required of a sustainable international business.
In 2022, we were again awarded a Gold Class distinction for sustainability performance in the S&P Global (formerly RobecoSAM) 2022 Sustainability Yearbook, which is determined by scores in our DJSI assessments.