ESG Stories

ESG Stories showcase where we are creating shared value for our stakeholders by putting Environment, Social and Governance front and centre to build A Better Tomorrow™.

BAT Vietnam and Gaia join hands in response to climate change

BAT Vietnam and Gaia join hands in response to climate change

BAT Vietnam has teamed up with Gaia Nature Conservation in a bid to combat climate change an protect biodiversity in Vietnam involving afforestation projects in Ca Mau and Dong Nai from 2022-2025.

13 Climate action15 Life on land
100% green electricity at BAT Vietnam

100% green electricity at BAT Vietnam

BAT Vietnam officially converted 100% of electricity consumed to renewable source and certified for the International Renewable Energy Certificate (I-REC).

9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure12 Responsible consumption and production13 Climate action
Promoting wellness and wellbeing among BAT Vietnam members

Promoting wellness and wellbeing among BAT Vietnam members

BAT Vietnam responded to the World Welfare Week and the overall “Wellness” theme of June with various meaningful and interesting activities.

3 Good health and well-being
The positive impact of the

The positive impact of the "Women's Empowerment" program in Long An

BAT Vietnam’s Women Empowerment program is delivering positive impacts, helping disadvantaged women and their families in the border remote areas of Long An to overcome difficulties and improve their livelihoods.

8 Decent work and economic growth10 Reduced inequalities
BAT Vietnam continues to bring positive social impact to the local community

BAT Vietnam continues to bring positive social impact to the local community

As part of efforts to realize ESG targets, BAT Vietnam constantly supports the local community via social activities throughout the years.

8 Decent work and economic growth10 Reduced inequalities
The Solar Power project at the BAT-Vinataba joint venture (JV) factory helps BAT realize our environmental targets in Vietnam.

The Solar Power project at the BAT-Vinataba joint venture (JV) factory helps BAT realize our environmental targets in Vietnam.

The Solar Power project of the BAT-Vinataba JV factory in Dong Nai was successfully completed and put into use on February 8th, 2022

12 Responsible consumption and production13 Climate action
BAT Vietnam implements the FlexWork pilot program, enabling a more flexible working style for employees.

BAT Vietnam implements the FlexWork pilot program, enabling a more flexible working style for employees.

Adapting to the “new normal”, BAT Vietnam has flexibly implemented the FlexWork pilot program for 6 weeks from March 21, 2022, to April 30, 2022, applicable to office-based employees for all entities, in order to improve the physical and mental health of employees by enabling them to be more flexible and proactive in arranging working time.

8 Decent work and economic growth
BAT Vietnam continues to accompany the unfortunate and disadvantaged women with our Women Empowerment program

BAT Vietnam continues to accompany the unfortunate and disadvantaged women with our Women Empowerment program

In March 2022, BAT Vietnam and the Women's Union of Duc Hue District, Long An disbursed a sponsoring loan for the project "Empowering women" with a capital of 400 million VND provided by BAT Vietnam.

8 Decent work and economic growth10 Reduced inequalities
BAT Vietnam celebrated the International Women's Day with many exciting activities

BAT Vietnam celebrated the International Women's Day with many exciting activities

BAT Vietnam has marked International Women's Day with many exciting activities focused on this topic.

8 Decent work and economic growth10 Reduced inequalities
BAT culture developed despite Covid-19

BAT culture developed despite Covid-19

BAT Vietnam always cares for its employees, thereby building a strong and cohesive community. Due to the long-term pandemic, employees have had to switch to working from home, but that hasn’t faded that sense of community spirit. In fact it has been enhanced significantly through a wide range of activities including a recent online competition and talks.

8 Decent work and economic growth9 Industry, innovartion and infrastructure10 Reduced inequalities
Better health-greener globe: Exercise for trees

Better health-greener globe: Exercise for trees

In the 17 weeks leading up to June, BAT Vietnam’s “Exercise for trees” program attracted 117 people from various departments.

8 Decent work and economic growth13 Climate action15 Life on land
BAT Vietnam contributes to COVID-19 vaccine fund while maintaining production during the pandemic.

BAT Vietnam contributes to COVID-19 vaccine fund while maintaining production during the pandemic.

BAT Vietnam contributed US$50,000, equivalent to over VND1.1 billion, to the Vietnamese vaccine fund. On top of that, BAT has successfully applied the stay-at-work effort at its joint-venture factory to maintain production whilst preventing and fighting the pandemic.

8 Decent work and economic growth12 Responsible consumption and production
BAT Vietnam wins two honorable regional awards

BAT Vietnam wins two honorable regional awards

BAT Vietnam has been named the winner of the Asia Responsible Enterprise Award (AREA) 2021 in two categories: Investment In People and Corporate Governance.

16 Peace, justice and strong institutions17 Partnerships for the goals
20 Years of Sustainable Development of BAT-VINATABA JV factory

20 Years of Sustainable Development of BAT-VINATABA JV factory

Infographic celebrating 20 years of sustainable development of BAT-VINATABA joint venture factory.

8 Decent work and economic growth9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure10 Reduced inequalities12 Responsible consumption and production13 Climate action15 Life on land16 Peace, justice and strong institutions
Figures that speak

Figures that speak

Our sustainability efforts in Vietnam have been clearly demonstrated through impressive numbers.

Energy efficiency at BAT factories in Vietnam

Energy efficiency at BAT factories in Vietnam

As an attempt to minimize environmental impact, BAT-Vinataba JV in Dong Nai and VINA-BAT JV in Binh Chanh District, HCMC have entirely switched from traditional light bulbs to LED lamps.

13 Climate action
Water circulation reaches 35%

Water circulation reaches 35%

BAT’s plant in Dong Nai increased its water circulation rate from 26% in 2000 to 35% in Q1 2021 by using rainwater instead of fresh water source, and by reusing water for the deodorization system. This is also the most enthusiastic response to this year’s World Water Day (March 22) with the theme of Value of Water.

13 Climate action
“Zero waste to landfill”: A pride of BAT in VN

“Zero waste to landfill”: A pride of BAT in VN

As an essential part of the circular economy model at BAT in VN, effective zero waste to landfill campaign is another significant highlight. In September 2020, BAT-Vinataba JV in Dong Nai reached a significant milestone: zero waste to landfill. All waste is sorted before being transferred to functional units for treatment.

12 Responsible consumption and production
Continuous journey of BAT for social responsibility in Vietnam

Continuous journey of BAT for social responsibility in Vietnam

Apart from doing business and manufacturing sustainably as well as efficiently supporting partners, BAT always prioritizes to contribute to communities where BAT operates. This is a testament to BAT’s firm commitment to the community in the journey of building a better tomorrow for Vietnam. On this journey, the board of leaders and employees of BAT Vietnam earlier this year visited Dong Nai Province in order to hand over two charitable houses to underprivileged families.

10 Reduced inequalities
Supporting leaf growing areas during Covid-19

Supporting leaf growing areas during Covid-19

In Gia Lai, where BAT has one of the largest leaf growing areas in Vietnam, an outbreak of Covid-19 occurred in early February 2021, severely affecting the lives of people here. In order to help them overcome difficulties they were facing, BAT in Vietnam has donated necessities, hand sanitizers, and necessary medical items.

10 Reduced inequalities3 Good health and well-being15 Life on land
Sharing values and accompanying Vietnamese suppliers

Sharing values and accompanying Vietnamese suppliers

In Vietnam, BAT is supporting its suppliers through annual quality audit, focusing on activities related to employees and working environment. This can help them standardize to not only partner with BAT in Vietnam but also become suppliers for BAT in other markets.

8 Decent work and economic growth
Sustainability efforts of BAT in Vietnam widely promoted by local media

Sustainability efforts of BAT in Vietnam widely promoted by local media

Recently, BAT has been featured in some top local media such as VIR, Tien Phong, Nhip Cau Dau Tu through stories about how the company has been pursuing sustainable development in recent years.

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