British American tobacco aiming for carbon neutrality

British American Tobacco (BAT), the world’s second-largest publicly-traded tobacco company by market share (after Philip Morris International) has announced that it is committing to reach carbon neutrality across its value chain by 2050 including Pakistan. This ambition is highlighted in BAT’s dedicated ESG report, which demonstrates significant progress towards its goals.

The company rolls more than 5,300 billion cigarettes a year, sold in over 200 markets across 50-plus countries. BAT sells Dunhill, Kent, Rothmans, Benson & Hedges, Kool and other globally recognized brands.

This initiative is a part of BAT’s commitment to cut emissions across its value chain. Having achieved its water recycling target ahead of time, BAT has also announced it will set the bar higher, to increase the amount of water recycled to 30% by 2025. By 2025, BAT also aims to have 100% of all manufacturing sites certified by the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS).