Sustainability recognition

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.

CDP A List

CDP A List

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.

Top 5 FTSE ranking for our Modern Slavery Statement

Top 5 FTSE ranking for our Modern Slavery Statement

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.

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

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.

RobecoSAM’s 2019 sustainability award

RobecoSAM’s 2019 sustainability award

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.

Diversity leader in the Financial Times Diversity Leaders report

Diversity leader in the Financial Times Diversity Leaders report

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.

Global Top Employer

Global Top Employer

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.

Leader status in the Global Child Forum's benchmark study

Leader status in the Global Child Forum’s benchmark study

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.

SEAL Awards

SEAL Awards

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.

International Women's Day Best Practice Winner

International Women's Day Best Practice Winner

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.

Best-in-class ISS environmental and social quality scores

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.

A best place to work for LGBTQ equality in the US

A best place to work for LGBTQ equality in the US

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.

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