Sustainable development means balancing future economic growth and social progress with environmental preservation.
Embracing sustainable development is also good business practice. Businesses can enhance operating efficiency by developing environmentally sound technologies, optimising products and processes and conserving energy and natural resources.
We seek to control and reduce our environmental impact using the '3 Rs' principle: Reduce, Recover and Recycle.
British American Tobacco Australia's environmental programmes are:
Our strategy is to reduce water usage across the company. The monitoring and reporting of water usage incorporates both results for usage reduction and targets. Many measures to reduce usage are relatively simple: careful monitoring, care and attention, repairing leaks, ensuring all water use is essential and recycling and reusing water where appropriate.
We continually seek opportunities to reduce the production of waste and innovative ways to recycle all waste produced. We encourage our employees to comply with our recovery and recycling schemes.
We continually seek opportunities to reduce energy consumed and emissions generated as a result of our activities. We have a working group comprising relevant managers across the business working on delivering an energy conservation action plan.
Eco-efficiency at British American Tobacco Australia focuses on conserving raw materials and cleaner production, whilst ensuring the protection of our product. Not only does this make good environmental sense, but it also leads to greater economic efficiency and opportunities for innovation and positive environmental improvement.