British American Tobacco only tobacco company featured in prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability World Index
13 September 2018
British American Tobacco (BAT) is pleased to announce today that it is the only tobacco company to have been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices' (DJSI) most prestigious world ranking – making it the tobacco industry leader for the second year running.
Launched in 1999, the DJSI represents the gold standard for tracking corporate sustainability performance of the world’s largest companies.
Commenting on the news, Simon Cleverly, Group Head of Corporate Affairs at British American Tobacco, said:
“We are delighted to be included, yet again, in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. Not only is this our 17th consecutive year of being listed, but this year we are the only tobacco company to have made the cut for the DJSI World – making us the tobacco industry leader.
“We are incredibly proud that our world-class sustainability agenda continues to be recognised by such a prestigious external organisation – a testament to, among other things, our commitment to upholding the highest standards of corporate conduct across the world; to our tobacco harm reduction activities; and to ensuring we market our whole range of cigarette and potentially reduced-risk products in a responsible manner to our adult consumers.”
Notes to editors
Launched in 1999, the DJSI represents the gold standard for tracking corporate sustainability performance of the world’s largest companies. The methodology used measures companies’ adherence to the sustainable business principles they advocate and communicate to investors and other stakeholders.
The indices include the World Index; regional indices for Europe, North America and Asia Pacific; and an Emerging Markets Index.
BAT is the only tobacco company to feature in both the DJSI Europe Index and the prestigious World Index.
Please click here to see the DJSI press release