Ensuring confidence in our processes
The nature of our industry means that it is all the more important that our stakeholders can place trust in our processes and in what we report – having robust assurance plays a large part in building this trust.
Our sustainability reporting is independently assured by Ernst & Young LLP in accordance with ISAE 3000 and evaluated against the AA1000AS (2008) assurance principles of Inclusivity, Materiality and Responsiveness.
Ernst & Young LLP provides ‘limited’ assurance of the printed Sustainability Summary Report, Sustainability Focus Reports, and all performance published information at www.bat.com/sustainability/data . To view the scope of work, conclusions and observations, please see the relevant assurance statements below.
Learning from the assurance process is key to our approach, so we also publish a response to Ernst & Young’s assurance statement for the Sustainability Summary, which can also be downloaded below.
In 2013, we were ranked second in the FTSE 350 for our approach to sustainability assurance in the annual Carbon Smart ranking of assurance practices. This repeats our success in 2012. The research shows that only 13 companies were identified as having a leading approach, such as, having sustainability reports with an independent assurance statement. You can download a copy of the research report from Carbon Smart’s website.
Download our latest independent assurance statements as print-friendly PDFs: