British American Tobacco (BAT) has been named in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for the 19th consecutive year. It is the only tobacco company to be included in the DJSI World Index.
Created by S&P Dow Jones Indices, the DJSI represents the gold standard for tracking corporate sustainability.
BAT aims to accelerate the growth of its New Category revenues at a faster rate than its total revenue, reaching £5bn in 2025. BAT has an ambition to reach 50 million consumers of non-combustible products worldwide by 2030.
Kingsley Wheaton, Chief Marketing Officer at BAT, said, “We have a bold purpose to deliver A Better Tomorrow by reducing the health impact of our business. We are making great progress towards our ambition. We already have nearly 12 million users of our non-combustible products and in the last 12 months have added nearly a quarter of a million new consumers every month.”
Manjit Jus, Global Head of ESG Research and Data, S&P Global, commented, “We congratulate BAT for being included in the DJSI World and Europe. A DJSI distinction is a reflection of being a sustainability leader in your industry.”
Liban Ahmed, General Manager of Medred Cluster at BAT, stressed, “We continue to develop our products and we are working on launching the new alternatives for traditional cigarettes offering our consumers alternatives that meet their needs and priorities.”