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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.

FT Climate Leaders

FT Climate Leaders Europe

BAT was named in May 2021 as a 2021 Climate Leader by the Financial Times in its inaugural European ranking. FT Europe Climate Leaders 2021 recognised the top 300 of 4,000+ companies across Europe that achieved the highest reduction in core greenhouse gas emissions in relation to revenues for the period between 2014 and 2019.

CDP A List 2020

CDP A List

We were named on the CDP's A list for climate change and supplier engagement for the second year in a row. 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.

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

S&P Global

S&P Global’s 2021 sustainability award

In 2021, we were awarded Gold Class status in S&P Global’s Sustainability Yearbook, which showcases the best performing companies 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

In November 2020, BAT was named as a Diversity Leader 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.

A best place to work for LGBTQ equality in the US

A best place to work for LGBTQ equality in the US

We are proud to have been recognised as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality in the US and Mexico by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 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 47 (up by 5pp from 2019) 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.


CR Reporting Awards – Openness and Honesty

We won the ‘Openness and Honesty’ award for our 2018 Sustainability Report at the Corporate Register Reporting (CRR) Awards 2020 – a testament to our approach to transparently reporting on key ESG challenges.

product of the year

Vype UK Product of the Year

In early 2020, our Vype ePod won in the e-cigarette category at the UK Product of the Year awards – the UK’s largest consumer survey of product innovation.