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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.

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

We have achieved inclusion in the DJSI for 20 consecutive years. BAT is the only company in our industry listed in the prestigious World Index, representing the world’s top 10% ESG performers.

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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 Climate Leader 2022

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.

Transform award winner

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.

CDP Supplier Engagement Leader 2021

CDP A-Scores

In 2021, we achieved A-scores in the CDP Climate and Water assessments. We were honoured to once again be named on the CDP Supplier Engagement Leader Board in 2021. This recognises our actions to engage our suppliers to manage climate risk and reduce carbon emissions in our supply chain.

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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 and P Global award

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

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

Global Top Employer

We have been accredited as a Global Top Employer for five consecutive years, acknowledging our commitment to providing best-in-class working environments and career opportunities.

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.

Product of the year award 2022

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 Eqaulity Standard

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 US

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. ubsidiary, 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

Vigeo Eiris

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

Disability Confident Committed

We achieved certification in 2020 as a Disability Confident Committed employer under the UK Government’s accreditation scheme.

  1. 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.