Reduction in CO2 emissions
We began measuring our energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions back in 1995, allowing the company to monitor and set targets for improvements in this area. New targets are regularly set, and our performance is regularly reported. For example, we’ve set a target to reduce emissions from our business operations by 20% by 2020.
We are making a significant financial investment in our factories, with the aim of making them more energy efficient, producing less emissions, and saving costs.
The energy use by our operations and fuel use from the transportation of raw materials and finished goods are the primary sources of emissions from our business. We recognize that it is important to measure, analyze and reduce our energy and fuel use as well as emissions wherever we can. This ensures that we not only play our part in addressing the challenges faced by society from climate change, but that we comply with current legislation and ensure our operations are more efficient and sustainable going forward.
Climate change can have an impact on the growing and harvesting of tobacco crops, as well as the production of many non-tobacco materials that we use in our products and packaging.
Given the close links between climate change, greenhouse gas emissions and energy use, it is in our interest – as well as our corporate responsibility – to reduce our energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.