Key BAT information and images
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In this section of our media resource centre, you’ll find key information and image regarding BAT.
Our at-a-glance guide to BAT, features key facts and figures about our business. It also contains bitesize information around our A Better Tomorrow™ purpose, ESG ambitions and more besides.
Click the boxes below to reveal our key group statistics, notes to editors boilerplate and some images that will help illustrate media professionals’ articles.
Key Group statistics
(Group subsidiaries, as at 31 December 2020)
|Profit from operations||£9,962 million|
|Group cigarette and tobacco heating products (THP) volume||649 billion|
|Value share growth in key markets||+20 basis points|
|Vapour units volume||344 million|
|Modern oral||1.9 billion pouches|
|Major taxes paid||£41.1 billion|
|Markets in which we operate||180+|
|Points of sale||11 million+|
|Daily consumer interactions||150m+|
|Factories||45 in 43 countries|
|Group charitable and CSI project contributions||£21 million+|
|Shareholders* (combined UK and South African registers)||108,467|
|Shareholders* (American Depositary Shares)||9,344|
* As at 31 December 2020.
Notes to editors
BAT is a leading, multi-category consumer goods business with a purpose to build A Better Tomorrow by reducing the health impact of its business through offering a greater choice of enjoyable and less risky products for adult consumers. The company continues to be clear that combustible cigarettes pose serious health risks, and the only way to avoid these risks is not to start or to quit. BAT encourages those who would otherwise continue to smoke to switch completely to scientifically-substantiated, reduced-risk alternatives*. In order to deliver this, BAT is transforming into a truly consumer-centric multi-category consumer products business. BAT’s ambition is to have 50 million consumers of its non-combustible products by 2030 and to generate £5billion of New Categories revenue by 2025. BAT has set stretching ESG targets including achieving carbon neutrality for Scopes 1 & 2 by 2030 and eliminating unnecessary single-use plastic and making all plastic packaging reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. BAT employs over 53,000 people and operates in over 180 countries, with 11 million points of sale and 45 factories in 43 markets. The company’s Strategic Portfolio is made up of its global cigarette brands and a growing range of reduced-risk* New Category tobacco and nicotine products and traditional non-combustible tobacco products. These include vapour, tobacco heating products, modern oral products including tobacco-free nicotine pouches, as well as traditional oral products such as snus and moist snuff. In 2020, we had 13.5 million consumers of our non-combustible products, a rise of 3 million on the year before. The BAT Group generated revenue of £25.8 billion in 2020 and profit from operations of £9.9 billion.
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* Based on the weight of evidence and assuming a complete switch from cigarette smoking. These products are not risk free and are addictive.
† Our products as sold in the US, including Vuse, Velo, Grizzly, Kodiak, and Camel Snus, are subject to FDA regulation and no reduced-risk claims will be made as to these products without agency clearance.
Forward Looking Statements
This release contains certain forward-looking statements, including "forward-lookingThis ’notes to editors’ contains certain forward-looking statements, including "forward-looking" statements made within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are often, but not always, made through the use of words or phrases such as "believe," "anticipate," "could," "may," "would," "should," "intend," "plan," "potential," "predict," "will," "expect," "estimate," "project," "positioned," "strategy," "outlook", "target" and similar expressions. These include statements regarding our customer target ambition, New Categories revenue targets and our ESG targets.
All such forward-looking statements involve estimates and assumptions that are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors. It is believed that the expectations reflected in this release are reasonable but they may be affected by a wide range of variables that could cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated. A review of the reasons why actual results and developments may differ materially from the expectations disclosed or implied within forward-looking statements can be found by referring to the information contained under the headings “Forward-looking statements” and "Group Principal Risks " in the 2020 Annual Report and Form 20-F of British American Tobacco p.l.c. (BAT).
Additional information concerning these and other factors can be found in BAT's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including the Annual Report on Form 20-F and Current Reports on Form 6-K, which may be obtained free of charge at the SEC's website, http://www.sec.gov and BAT’s Annual Reports, which may be obtained free of charge from the British American Tobacco website www.bat.com.
Past performance is no guide to future performance and persons needing advice should consult an independent financial adviser. The forward-looking statements reflect knowledge and information available at the date of preparation of this release and BAT undertakes no obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements.
Key BAT imagery
Click the links below to open zip files containing images of our directors, shots of our London HQ and the BAT logo.
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Management board profile pictures
Jack Bowles - Chief Executive (14.9mb)
Tadeu Marroco - Finance and Transformation Director (16.9mb)
Jerome Abelman - Director, Legal and External Affairs (19.5mb)
Marina Bellini - Director, Digital and Information (1.7mb)
Luciano Comin - Regional Director, Americas and Sub-Saharan Africa (22.1mb)
Michael Dijanosic - Regional Director, Asia-Pacific and Middle East (37.9mb)
Zafar Aslam Khan - Director, Operations (6.0mb)
Hae In Kim - Director, Talent, Culture and Inclusion (5.9mb)
Paul Lageweg - Director, New Categories (25.8mb)
Guy Meldrum - President and CEO, Reynolds American Inc. (21.3mb)
Dr. David O’Reilly - Director, Scientific Research (15.6mb)
Johan Vandermeulen - Regional Director, Europe and North Africa (17.3mb)
Kingsley Wheaton - Chief Marketing Officer (15.2mb)