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Last update 31 March 2022

Description of economic activities

Manufacture of tobacco products (NACE2 1200)

This company is an international tobacco firm that manufactures and sells tobacco products in 180 markets around the world. It was formed in 1902 as a joint venture between the UK's Imperial Tobacco Company and the American Tobacco Company founded by James 'Buck' Duke. The name of the company was derived from the home bases of its two founding companies. It was established to trade outside both the United Kingdom and the USA, and grew from its roots in dozens of countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and continental Europe. It conducts business from its registered head office which is strategically located in London, United Kingdom.The company's brands are categorized into two: international brands which include Kent, Dunhill, Lucky Strike, Pall Mallthan, Vogue, Viceroy, Rothmans, Kool, Benson and Hedges, State Express 555, Peter Stuyvesant, and John Player Gold; and some local brands which include Samson, Ajja, Javaanse Jongens, Belgam and Schwarger. The company is the world's second largest tobacco group, having more than 300 brands. It holds strong market positions in each of its regions and has leadership in more than 50 markets. The company's strategy are growth, productivity, responsibility and developing a winning organisation, each is interdependent and essential for delivering profit growth and long term business sustainability. It is active in Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Gulf Arab States, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and Venezuela. The company's subsidiary companies have 64 cigarette factories in 54 countries producing some 678 billion cigarettes, and seven factories in six countries manufacturing cigars, roll-your-own and pipe tobacco. Its associate companies have 14 cigarette factories in seven countries producing some 232 billion cigarettes.
  • BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO PLC

  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Company type: Corporate
  • Parent company: N/A
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO): Mr Luc Jobin
  • CEO Total remuneration: 150.921,866
  • Website: www.bat.com

Financial data

Number of employees

N/A
55,329
59,989
56,710

Revenue 1

31
28
30
27

EBIT 1

12
11
11
10

EBITDA 1

13
13
12
11

1 numbers are in millions

  • RepRisk Indicator (last month):  35

Social dialog

  • Transnational Corporate Agreement (TCA): N/A
  • Global Framework Agreement (GFA): N/A
  • Societas Europaea (SE): N/A
  • Bangladesh Accord: N/A

European Works Councils

  • EWC:
  • Details: N/A
  • Company card: N/A

Standards and certifications

  • Global Compact: N/A
  • CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project): N/A
  • Modern Slavery Statement:
  • N/A
  • Transparency Index:
  • SA8000 Social Accountability: N/A
  • Integrated report: N/A
  • ISO26000: N/A
  • OECD Guidelines:
  • Social Development Goals (SDGs): N/A

Global Reporting Initiative certification

  • Global Reporting Initiative standards: N/A
  • Global Reporting Initiative GRI G4: N/A

Other company declarations

  • Corporate Social Responsability:
    N/A
  • Accessibility: N/A

Other resources

Policies

  • Training policy: N/A
  • Policy to protect the right to health and safety in the workplaces where the company operates: N/A
  • Policy to protect the right to health and safety in the workplaces in the supply chain: N/A
  • Diversity policy: N/A

Universal declarations

Declarations and treaties recognised by the country where the company has its registered office

  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights:
  • European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR):
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of CDFL Workers (Strasbourg Charter 1989):
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union EU CFR (Nice Charter 2000):
  • Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union TFEU:
  • Registered office in an OECD country:
  • ILO C029 - Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29):
  • ILO C087 - Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87):
  • ILO C098 - Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949 (No. 98):
  • ILO C100 - Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951 (No. 100):
  • ILO C105 - Abolition of Forced Labour Convention, 1957 (No. 105):
  • ILO C111 - Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958 (No. 111):
  • ILO C138 - Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138):
  • ILO C182 - Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182):

Directives applied in the company offices in EU 27

  • D. 80/987/EEC:
  • D. 89/391/EEC:
  • D. 98/59/EC:
  • D. 2000/43/EC:
  • D. 2000/78/EC:
  • D. 2001/23/EC:
  • Council D. 2001/86/EC:
  • D. 2002/14/EC:
  • D. 2002/73/EC:
  • Council D. 2003/72/EC:
  • EP and Council D. 2005/56/EC:
  • D. 2009/38/EC:
  • D. 2004/25/EC:
  • D. 2011/35/EU:

Presence in main rankings

  • Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations: N/A
  • Global CSR Rep Trak 100: N/A
  • BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable US Brands: N/A
  • The Worlds Best Multinational Workplaces: N/A
  • The Gartner Supply Chain Top 25: N/A
  • The Worlds Most Innovative Companies: N/A
  • The Diversity Inc Top 50 Companies: N/A
  • Best Global Websites: N/A
  • Green Ranking Global Top 500: N/A
  • Green Ranking Global Top 100: N/A

Reference trade unions


Latest news about british american tobacco plc

27 June 2021 - 09:06

UK tobacco firms fail in bid to have Malawi child labour case struck out

BAT and Imperial Tobacco deny they are responsible for farming families’ exploitation

27 June 2021 - 09:03

British American Tobacco loses bid to have African child labour case thrown out | Fin24

British American Tobacco and Imperial Brands lost their bid to have claims they used child labour thrown out made by a group of Malawian farmers who say they’ve been exploited in the growing of tobacco bought by the firms.

20 January 2020 - 12:00

British American Tobacco : named on CDP ‘A List' for leading effort against climate change

British American Tobacco (BAT) has been commended for its climate action this year, achieving a place on global environmental impact non-profit organisation CDP's prestigious 'A List' for climate change, based on the company's climate reporting in 2019.