Environment

Protecting the environment is an important part of being a responsible member of society.

We work hard to identify, understand and reduce the potential environmental impacts of our activities. We do this not only because it is the right thing to do, but also because of the benefits it brings to our business.

We look at all aspects of our business, from sourcing our raw materials to the production, distribution and sales of our   products. We seek to optimize the use of raw materials and resources, reduce  emissions and waste, and prevent pollution. To help achieve this, we implement environmental management systems. The majority of our factory and R&D locations are certified to ISO14001, the internationally recognized standard for environmental management systems.

We have set ourselves objectives and targets, and we report our performance in four key areas: reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, management of water resources, promotion of biodiversity, and reduction of waste through efficient resource use, reuse and recycling.

120

countries where tobacco is commercially grown

8+

million trees in Malawi and Tanzania as part of our reforestation program