Our ESG performance

We measure our performance against our material environmental and social issues and are in the process of developing long-term sustainability targets.


Performance highlights

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Performance summary

See the progress we’ve made during 2021 against our sustainability commitments.

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Annual Report 2021

Read our latest Annual Report for more on how we manage our ESG responsibilities.

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Independent assurance

Independent Assurance statement to the Directors of Imperial Brands plc.

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CPD feedback

CDP’s annual environmental disclosure and scoring process is widely recognised as the gold standard of corporate environmental transparency.

View our climate change scorecard 2021 and water security scorecard 2021

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Reporting criteria document

This document sets out Imperial Brands’ reporting approach, scope and criteria which underpins the PLC Board’s commitment to disclose our responsible performance.

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GRI and SASB index

Our 2021 Sustainability Reporting has been prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards: Core Options.


Independent assurance and review are important to us in helping stakeholders maintain trust in our processes and in what we report and supports our commitment to openness and transparency.

In 2021, we appointed Ernst and Young LLP to provide limited assurance of selected sustainability data. A summary of recommendations can be found in the Independent Assurance Statement.

We define our approach to reporting within our Reporting Criteria Document, which details the scope, boundaries and assurance status for each of the indicators we report on.

Our environmental performance follows the reporting period Q4 FY20 – Q3 FY21. This is to allow for data collection, validation and external assurance and is measured against the amount of tobacco and NGP net revenue we generate. Our OHS data is reported in line with our financial year.

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