Our historical diversity performance

Following the changes in the scale and magnitude of our business activities since 2017, such as our acquisition of Reynolds American Inc. (RAI), to allow comparability, we report our historical performance in this section, as below.


Goal: Significantly increase the representation of women and focus nationalities in senior management by 2020.

Percentage of women

  2013 2014 2015 2016
All employees Group-wide 24% 24% 27% 22%
All non-management employees 22% 22% 25% 19%
All management employees 32% 32% 33% 33%
Senior management (G38+) 13% 14% 16% 16%
Main Board 27% 30% 31% 27%
EY LogoThe data on this page was independently assured by Ernst & Young LLP as part of our previous engagements in the respective years. Please see the full assurance statement  for details of the scope of work and conclusions.