British American Tobacco Australia is a signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant (the Covenant), a co-regulatory agreement between business and Government to manage the environmental impacts of packaging in Australia.
At BAT Australia, we are committed to addressing the environmental impacts of our packaging as a company that owns consumer brands and products. Through our Environmental Policy we are also committed to “integrate sustainable packaging principles into our product design.”
As a signatory to the Covenant, we publish annual action plans and reports with our commitments and progress, and conduct independent audits when required.
It should be noted that we face restrictions on our ability to influence packaging design in Australia, due to both the Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011 (Cth), and the fact that many packaging decisions are made above market by our parent company.
Understanding this context, we are pleased to share the following achievements in 2019:
In addition, we:
More information on the Australian Packaging Covenant can be found at www.packagingcovenant.org.au