A worldwide influence
As one of the world’s most international businesses, our economic contribution stretches from a local to a global level.
We sell brands in more than 200 markets worldwide, with 44 factories based in 42 countries. Our Group employs more than 50,000 people, and we pay over £2.4 billion each year to employees in wages and benefits. We also have many more people indirectly employed through our supply chain, including suppliers, contractors, distributors and retailers.
This includes over two million retailers, some 90,000 contracted tobacco farmers, mainly in countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America and over 70,000 non-leaf suppliers in more than 80 countries.
Net sales plus revenues from financial investments and sales of assets
Payments to suppliers, non-strategic investments, royalties and facilitation payments
Total monetary outflows for employees (current payments, not future commitments)
All financial payments made to the providers of capital
Excise and other taxes
Voluntary contributions and investment of funds in the broader community (includes donations)
Calculated as revenues less economic value distributes (investments, equity release, etc.)
Our companies’ commission operational and economic impact assessments on an ad hoc basis to meet local business needs. The assessments undertaken in 2016, and their findings, are described in detail in the Global Reporting Initiative section of our Sustainability performance centre.