We’re proud of the recognition we have achieved for our commitment to sustainability
Our sustainability efforts and commitment to high standards have received notable independent recognition over the years.
We were named on the CDPs A list for climate change and supplier engagement. These recognise our actions to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and develop the low-carbon economy, as well as engaging with our suppliers to manage climate risk and reduce Scope 3 carbon emissions in our supply chain.
The Business and Human Rights Resource Centre and Development International ranked BAT as being among the top five highest scoring companies in the FTSE for the detailed disclosure and action reflected in our Modern Slavery Statement.
BAT is the only company in our industry listed in the prestigious World Index, representing the world’s top 10% ESG performers. We have achieved inclusion in the DJSI for 18 consecutive years.
In 2019, we were again awarded a Gold Class distinction for sustainability performance in RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook, determined by scores in our DJSI assessments. The Yearbook showcases the best performing companies among industry peers and in terms of financially material ESG metrics.
BAT was ranked in the top 10% of the total of 8,000 organisations covered by this inaugural report. It was compiled from extensive research, with 80,000 people surveyed across 10 European countries.
We have been accredited as a Global Top Employer for three consecutive years, acknowledging our commitment to providing best-in-class working environments and career opportunities.
In the Global Child Forum’s 2019 benchmarking study of children’s rights across the workplace and supply chain, we were awarded ‘leader’ status with a score of 9.2 out of 10, compared to ‘industry’ and ‘all companies’ averages of just 5.6.
BAT has been named among the 50 most sustainable companies in the world in the SEAL Business Sustainability Awards, which recognises leadership, transparency and commitment to sustainable business practices.
Our global campaigns for International Women's Day have been recognised for two consecutive years as examples of best practice and featured as case studies by the International Women’s Day Association.
We’ve achieved the highest ratings for Institutional Shareholder Services’ (ISS) Environmental and Social Disclosures Quality Score, which identify best-in-class sustainability disclosure practices. ISS notes a higher rating in the assessment indicates relatively better quality in a company’s environmental and social practices, compared to peers.
Our business in the US, Reynolds American Inc. Group (RAI), was designated as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRCF). RAI achieved 100% on the HRCF’s 2020 Corporate Equality Index, the US’s premier benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality.