We are one of the world’s most international companies – we sell more than 200 tobacco brands in over 200 markets.

We are also one of the world’s most successful businesses. We are consistently among the top 10 companies on the London Stock Exchange. We make the cigarettes chosen by around one in eight of the world’s one billion smokers and we are market leaders in more than 55 countries.

Our world-famous Global Drive Brands – Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall and Rothmans – drive our year-on-year share growth in our major markets worldwide. We are also investing in developing a range of high-quality Next Generation Products .

We employ around 50,000 people worldwide, working with farmers, in our factories, in city offices and out on the road supporting retailers. This total involvement in the whole tobacco supply chain – from seed to smoke – and the passion for what we do, set us apart.
Countries and markets
countries where we are market leader
markets where our brands are sold
Adjusted profit
£4,992m adjusted profit from operations in 2015
Major taxes paid
£29.6bn paid in major taxes in 2015
Cigarettes sold
663bn cigarettes sold in 2015
Sustainability  has long been at the heart of our business because it secures our future. To be sustainable, we believe it’s crucial that we create value not just for our shareholders but for all our stakeholders, including the farmers, suppliers and retailers we work with.

We are proud of our track record in this area. We were the first tobacco company to be included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index in 2002 – and we have been included every year since. In 2015, we maintained our position as industry leader.
We deliver value to shareholders today while investing in our markets, our brands, our new product categories and our people to ensure a sustainable future for our business.

Traditional tobacco products are our core business. However, because of the health risks of smoking, we are also committed to developing potentially less risky alternatives to regular cigarettes. These Next Generation Products include Vapour Products like e-cigarettes, Tobacco Heating Products and nicotine products that are licensed as medicines.
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Global Drive Brands