Sustainable Agriculture and Farmer Livelihoods

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Sustainable Agriculture and Farmer Livelihoods

At BAT, we are committed to working to enable prosperous livelihoods for all farmers who supply our tobacco leaf.

Tobacco leaf remains at the core of our products, so the farmers who grow it are at the heart of our supply chain. Our sustainable agriculture objectives are fundamental to ensuring the continued success and long-term security of our business and, crucially, to fulfilling our role in wider society to support farmers and their communities, now and in the future.

BAT has been working in partnership with tobacco farmers for more than a century. Over that time, we’ve evolved our approach to take advantage of new opportunities and adapt to a changing world, focused on creating value for the future of our business and the farmers we work with.

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UN Recognition for British American Tobacco’s Programme to Inspire a New Generation of Farmers in Brazil
BAT’s Novos Rurais programme in Brazil, which is run by the company’s Souza Cruz Institute, provides entrepreneurial training and opportunities for young people to receive financial support for setting up new agricultural businesses. The programme was recognised in 2017 by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, which awarded it a Certificate of Good...
Jan 30, 2018 8:25 AM ET
The Multiplier Effect: How BAT is Advancing Sustainable Agriculture and Supporting Our Farmers
At British American Tobacco (BAT), we have a long and proud 100-year history in agriculture, working directly with farmers around the world and advancing sustainable practices. While this undoubtedly brings advantages to our business in terms of securing our source of high-quality tobacco leaf, it also plays a significant role in protecting the environment and enhancing farmer livelihoods....
Jan 12, 2018 7:45 AM ET
British American Tobacco | Thrive: Sustainable Agriculture and Farmer Livelihoods Programme
While supplier due diligence and assessments are an important part of ensuring high standards and driving continuous improvement at supplier and farm level, at British American Tobacco we recognise that there are also many wider and deep-rooted issues affecting the livelihoods of farming communities and the sustainability of agriculture. For example, in...
Dec 15, 2017 7:20 AM ET
A View from the Outside | British American Tobacco
Dr Spitzeck is a Professor and Director of the Center for Sustainability at Fundação Dom Cabral, Brazil, which has been recognised as the best business school in Latin America for 11 consecutive years by the Financial Times. His teaching is informed by more than eight years of consulting experience, as well as academic research. He has a PhD in Business Ethics from the...
Dec 8, 2017 7:45 AM ET
British American Tobacco | A View from the Inside
Why does BAT have such a strong focus on sustainable agriculture and farmer livelihoods? Tobacco leaf remains at the core of our products, so the farmers who grow it are at the heart of our supply chain. Our sustainable agriculture objectives are fundamental to ensuring the continued success and long-term security of our business and, crucially, to fulfilling our role...
Dec 1, 2017 8:20 AM ET

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