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Imperial named as a climate leader by the Financial Times

Imperial Brands has been recognised as a 2021 Climate Leader by the Financial Times in its first ever ranking of actions taken by European businesses.

The FT's listing identifies the 300 companies across the continent that achieved the highest reduction in core greenhouse gas emissions between 2014 and 2019.

Imperial is committed to further reducing its carbon footprint. By 2030, from a base year of 2017, the business will cut its own greenhouse emissions by 25 per cent and emissions in its supply chain by 20 per cent.

The company's carbon targets have been approved and validated by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi).

Stefan Bomhard, Chief Executive of Imperial Brands, said: “We are pleased to be highlighted by the Financial Times for our efforts to reduce our impact on the climate.

"There’s more we need to achieve to address this critical issue, but the recognition we’ve received demonstrates that we’re heading in the right direction.”

In late 2020 Imperial maintained its position on the CDP’s ‘A List’ for climate change. CDP’s annual environmental disclosure and scoring process recognises corporate leaders in climate transparency and action.

For more details of our approach see Reducing our environmental impact