Environment and people goals and performance summary

We are committed to reducing our environmental impact across our operations and building a diverse and engaging culture for our people.

Key
Desired trend
Minimal (2% or less) or no change
Decline

    Performance
Goal Indicator 2017 2018 Trend Independently
assured
ENVIRONMENT3
Carbon and energy
Reduce our absolute Scope 1 and Scope 2 carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions by 30% by 2030 Scope 1 and 2 CO2e emissions (‘000 tonnes) 864 841
Desired trend
independently assured
  Total % reduction from baseline year (2017) N/A4 2.7%
 
Reduce our absolute Scope 3 CO2e emissions by 16% by 2030 Scope 3 CO2e emissions (‘000 tonnes)5 8,254
independently assured
  Total % reduction from baseline year (2017) N/A4
 
Increase the amount of renewable energy we source (as a % of total direct energy use) to 30% by 2030 Renewable energy as a % of total direct energy use 9.1% 9.3%
Minimal (2% or less) or no change
independently assured
Water
Reduce the total amount of water withdrawn by 35%
by 2030
Total water withdrawn (million cubic metres) 5.195 4.768
Desired trend
independently assured
  Total % reduction from baseline year (2017) N/A4 8.2%
 
Increase the amount of water we recycle to 15% by 2030 % of total water recycled 8.7% 8.8%
Minimal (2% or less) or no change
independently assured
Waste
Reduce the absolute volume of waste generated by 15% by 2030 Waste generated (‘000 tonnes) 160 155
Desired trend
independently assured
  Total % reduction from baseline year (2017) N/A4 3.2%
 
Reduce the absolute volume of waste sent to landfill by 40% by 2030 Waste to landfill (‘000 tonnes) 16.2 14.7
Desired trend
independently assured
  Total % reduction from baseline year (2017) N/A4 9.2%
 
Recycle at least 95% of our total waste generated each year % of waste recycled 89.6%6 90.2%
Minimal (2% or less) or no change
independently assured


    Performance
Goal Indicator 2017 2018 Trend Independently
assured
PEOPLE
Aim to achieve zero accidents Group-wide3, 7 Total reported accidents: employees and contractors 284 219
Desired trend
independently assured
    Of which, number of serious injuries: employees 36 26
Desired trend
independently assured
    Of which, number of serious injuries: contractors 30 15
Desired trend
independently assured
    Of which, number of fatalities: employees 1 3
Decline
independently assured
    Of which, number of fatalities: contractors 11 9
Desired trend
independently assured
  Lost workday cases 248 195
Desired trend
independently assured
  Lost workday case incident rate (LWCIR) 0.36 0.27
Desired trend
independently assured
  Number of fatalities to members of the public involving BAT vehicles 11 6
Desired trend
independently assured
Increase the representation of women and focus nationalities in senior management by 2020 % of women on the Main Board 30% 30%
Minimal (2% or less) or no change
independently assured
  % of women on the Management Board
14%8
Desired trend
 
  % of women in senior management 21% 22%
Minimal (2% or less) or no change
independently assured
  % of focus nationalities in senior management9 20% 21%
Minimal (2% or less) or no change
independently assured
  1. 2017 data restated to account for our business footprint and most recent acquisitions, such as the RAI in the U.S.
  2. Baseline year as we have relaunched 2030 targets this year. Please refer to our historical performance for comparison.
  3. As we have expanded our Scope 3 reporting to fully align with the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol, consolidation and verification for 2018 data is ongoing across all 15 categories and will be reported in the 2019 Sustainability Report. 2017 data reported includes biogenic emissions of 3,381,000 tonnes CO2e, in line with the GHG Protocol reporting criteria.
  4. We restate previously reported 2017 figure of 93.2%, following integration of environmental data from recent acquisitions.
  5. 2017 data for employees and contractors restated to better align with the most recent international reporting guidelines and their definitions of employees and total workers. Contractors data reported exclude data for ‘contractors not under our direct supervision’ for our U.S. subsidiary RAI, as we continue to align reporting systems.
  6. Data reported effective as of 1 April 2019.
  7. Data excludes RAI, as we continue to align reporting systems.
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