Environment, health and safety management

Almost everything we handle – tobacco, paper, board – is grown in the natural environment, so it makes good economic and environmental sense for us to make sure our use of raw materials is completely sustainable.

We are committed to conducting our business operations in a manner that sustains the environment and protects the health and safety of our employees, by adopting a proactive approach to using cleaner technologies and safer systems of work while ensuring compliance with all applicable national laws and regulations and BAT’s Environment, Health and Safety policy.

We seek to control and reduce our impact via the ‘3 Rs’ principle: Reduce, Recover, Recycle. Our programmes cover energy and water conservation, air and soil protection, afforestation, minimizing waste and minimizing the use of natural resources, agrochemicals, and raw materials.

As one of the leading tobacco businesses, we recognize the paramount importance of the health, safety and welfare of all employees and non-company personnel in the successful conduct of our business. We are therefore committed to the prevention of injury and ill-health and strive for continual improvement in our health and safety management and performance, through setting clear objectives, including the monitoring and measurement of key performance indicators.

We provide and maintain safe and healthy working conditions, equipment and systems of work for all employees and other associated personnel; and provide instruction, training and supervision as may be required for this purpose. Our approach is based on hazard identification and risk assessment, for the purpose of effectively controlling health and safety risks in the workplace.