Our Social Responsibility
Our global business knows that sustainability is not a choice or something that is ‘nice to have’ – we want to shape the future and are committed to transforming tobacco to create shared value for our consumers, our shareholders, and stakeholders across the value chain. 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.
Globally, we have a long history of focusing on sustainability and corporate responsibility, in which 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. In 2017, we refreshed our sustainability agenda to focus on:
- Harm reduction
- Sustainable agriculture and farmer livelihoods
- Corporate behavior
We are proud that our Global focus on sustainability has been recognized by our inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for 17 consecutive years.