The Key Points
Chairman’s Statement on Sustainability in 2022 Annual Report
- The global BAT Group strategy focuses on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) priorities, including addressing climate change, managing natural resources, waste reduction, and supporting sustainable farmer livelihoods.
- In Zimbabwe, BAT has three focus areas: Preserving the natural environment, reducing waste, and responding to climate change.
- BAT seeks Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) certification for 2023/24. Water recycling has increased from 10% to 18%, leading to a 17% drop in water usage in 2022 compared to 2021.
- BAT reduced its absolute energy usage by 2.2%, though specific energy was affected by a lack of power from the grid, leading to increased reliance on the generator and diesel usage.
- BAT reduced CO2 emissions by 25% compared to 2017 and is on track to meet the Group target of 50% reduction by 2025.
- The Group achieved ‘Zero Waste to Landfill’ by increasing waste recycling rate to 92%.
About British American Tobacco Zimbabwe Limited (BAT.zw)
British American Tobacco Zimbabwe Limited, listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange, is a leading tobacco company in the country. It has an expansive portfolio of tobacco brands, including Benson & Hedges, Dunhill, and Rothmans. The company provides tobacco and other products to customers throughout Zimbabwe and beyond.
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