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.
Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
We have achieved inclusion in the DJSI for 21 consecutive years and in 2022 BAT was once again the only company in our industry listed in the prestigious World Index. Less than 3% of all companies assessed made it into the 2022 DJSI World Index.
BAT received an ‘A’ rating in CDP’s 2022 climate change assessment, one of over 18,700 companies that took part this year. This puts BAT in CDP’s top 2% of companies scored. This assessment rates companies’ approach, disclosure and performance on key environmental issues, including transparent reporting, setting ambitious targets and delivering sustained results.
Workforce Disclosure Initiative
We won the ‘Contingent workforce data’ award at the Workforce Disclosure Initiative's 2022 Workforce Transparency Awards. We were also runners-up in the main WDI Work Award and got special mentions for ‘supply chain data’ and ‘workforce action’. This acknowledges our commitment to transparent #ESG reporting as we continue our A Better Tomorrow journey.
Bloomberg Gender Equality Index
BAT’s ongoing drive to sustain a diverse, inclusive culture was recognised with inclusion in the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) at the first time of participating. The GEI measures gender equality performance globally across: leadership & talent pipeline, equal pay & gender pay parity, inclusive culture, anti-sexual harassment policies, and external brand.
We achieved a score of 26.8 in the most recent Sustainalytics ESG Risk Ratings. This gives investors insights into financially material ESG risks in their portfolios.
FT Europe's Climate Leaders
BAT was named in April 2022 as a as a Climate Leader for the second successive year by the Financial Times in its annual European listing. BAT’s 16.9% reduction in “core” scopes 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions intensity between 2015 and 2020, as stated in the listing, placed us in the top 3% of companies surveyed.
Sustainability gold at Transform Awards
Our world number one1 global vapour brand Vuse won the gold award at the prestigious Transform Awards Europe 2022 for ‘Best Use of Sustainable Packaging’ in recognition of the work done on Vuse pack design with our WPP agency Landor & Fitch.
Sustainable Product Award for Vuse
In December 2021, Vuse, our global No. 1 vaping brand, won the Sustainable Product Award in the prestigious 2021 SEAL Business Sustainability Awards. SEAL recognises innovative and impactful products that are ‘purpose-built for a sustainable future’.
S&P Global’s 2022 sustainability award
BAT has again been recognised as a sustainability leader after being listed once more in S&P Global's 2022 Sustainability Yearbook , achieving the highest award of a “gold class” distinction.
Diversity leader in the Financial Times Diversity Leaders report
BAT was named as a Diversity Leader 2021 by the Financial Times for a second consecutive year.
The prestigious FT Diversity Leaders report recognises the top 850 companies across 16 European countries that have achieved a diverse and inclusive workplace.
Global Top Employer
We have been accredited as a Global Top Employer for six consecutive years, acknowledging our commitment to providing best-in-class working environments and career opportunities.
Best-in-class ISS environmental and social quality scores
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.
Double UK Product of the Year
BAT won twice at the annual Product of the Year Awards – the largest survey of product innovation in the UK. The Vuse ePod2 won in the ‘Vape & Heated Tobacco Products’ category while our modern oral brand Velo landed top prize in the ‘Nicotine Pouches’ section.
National and Global Equality Standard
In 2021, we were the first in our industry to achieve UK National Equality Standard and Global Equality Standard accreditation. Both are rigorous benchmarks for diversity and inclusion.
A best place to work for LGBTQ equality in the U.S.
For the third consecutive year, Reynolds American Inc., the BAT Group's U.S. subsidiary, and its companies scored 100% on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2022 Corporate Equality Index.
We achieved a ‘BBB’ rating in the most recent MSCI ESG Ratings, which help investors identify and understand financially material ESG portfolio risks.
Vigeo Eiris, a rating and research agency, evaluates organisations’ integration of ESG factors into their strategies, operations and management .We achieved a score of 48% (up by 1pp from 2020) in its latest rating.
Disability Confident Committed
We achieved certification in 2020 as a Disability Confident Committed employer under the UK Government’s accreditation scheme.
- Based on Vype/Vuse estimated value share from Recommended Retail Price (RRP) in measured retail for vapour (i.e. total vapour category value in retail sales) in the USA, Canada, France, UK, Germany. These five markets cover an estimated 77% of global vapour closed system net turnover (NTO), calculated in June - July 2021.