A sustainable approach

Sustainability is not a choice or something that is ‘nice to have’ – it is crucial to securing the future of our company and for creating shared value for our consumers, our shareholders and our stakeholders.

It is not a recent priority either – as a major international business in a controversial sector, we have long been aware of our responsibilities and our ability to address issues on a global scale.

In our long history of focusing n sustainability and corporate responsibility, we have made significant progress – our strong market performance is delivering value for our shareholders, while we have also embedded more effective sustainability practices into our day-to-day business. These have included strengthening our approach to human rights, advancing sustainable agricultural practices among the tobacco farmers we work with, and achieving significant reductions in CO²e emissions.

External recognition

  • We are proud that our focus on sustainability has been recognised by our inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for 18 consecutive years.
  • We are proud to be the only company in our industry in the top 10% (or World Index)
  • We are consistently recognised as an industry leader in Supply Chain and Human Rights, Environmental Management and Efficiency, and Talent Development.

All our Group Sustainability Reports
can be downloaded here