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British American Tobacco is  a global tobacco group with brands sold in more than 200 markets. 

Few companies founded in 1902 are still going from strength to strength. Fewer still are leaders in more than 60 markets. And with one billion adult smokers around the world, we manufacture the cigarettes chosen by one in eight of them.


We take our business and our impact very seriously. We know the tobacco industry is a controversial one, and so it’s all the more important that we act responsibly, from the crop right through to the consumer.

Acting responsibly

We take pride in the responsible way that our businesses are run. And the recognition and awards we’ve received over the decades show it’s not just us who think we’re doing the right thing.


We were the first tobacco company to be included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index in 2002 – and we’ve been included every year since.


We know that in order to continue our success and grow our business we need to operate sustainably. And that will depend on us satisfying not only our shareholders, but also our many other stakeholders.

Global to local

Our business operates at a local, as well as global, level. We don’t own tobacco farms, but we provide agronomy support through our extension services to over 100,000 smallholder farmers around the world.


We are a part of many local communities – both large and small – around the world, and in many countries we are the top employer and the company of choice for people employed at every stage of our supply chain.


In 2013 we sold 676 billion cigarettes, made in 46 factories in 41 countries. We employ more than 57,000 people in more than 200 markets worldwide, with many more indirectly employed through our supply chain.


Globally, our business last year contributed more than £33 billion in duty, excise and taxes to governments worldwide.

 

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