Environmental data / External verification

Environment data verification statement

Independent Assurance Statement for the JT Group

Environmental data

Group-wide Scope 1 and 2 GHG data, some Scope 3 GHG data, energy consumption, which includes renewable electricity, water withdrawal, and waste-related data have been externally assured. The calculation methodology and scope are outlined in our Basis of Reporting.

Energy

Energy Consumption (Terajoules) 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Fossil fuels purchased and consumed 6,160 6,426 6,234 6,070 6,040
Electricity (non-renewable) purchased 3,455 3,075 2,976 3,018 2,862
Steam / heating / cooling and other energy (non-renewable) purchased 133 103 78 77 70
Total renewable energy purchased or generated 701 898 1,064 1,127 1,176
- Total renewable electricity purchased or generated 94 227 379 417 462
- Total renewable energy purchased or generated excluding electricity 607 671 685 710 714
Total energy sold -105 -107 -112 -114 -133
Total 10,344 10,394 10,240 10,177 10,014
Energy Consumption Breakdown
(Terajoules)
2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Non-renewable fuel consumed 6,141 6,382 6,168 6,023 6,040
Renewable fuel consumed 606 669 684 709 713
Electricity, heating, cooling and steam purchased for consumption 3,699 3,448 3,494 3,537 3,375
Self-generated electricity, heating, cooling and steam 2 2 5 22 19
Electricity, heating, cooling and steam sold -105 -107 -112 -114 -133
Total 10,344 10,394 10,240 10,177 10,014
Proportion of renewable electricity (%) 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Total 3% 7% 11% 12% 14%

GHG

GHG emissions
(1,000 tons CO2e)
2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
CO2 363 369 358 352 346
HFCs 33 37 32 27 23
Total (Scope 1) 396 406 390 379 369
Scope 2 483 434 398 399 384
Total (Scope 1 + 2) 879 839 788 778 753
Purchased goods and services 5,686 6,278 5,449 5,965 6,197
- Purchased tobacco 3,830 4,591 3,735 4,292 4,591
 Direct leaf supply 2,220 2,846 2,107 2,606 2,617
 Third-party tobacco materials 1,610 1,745 1,628 1,686 1,974
- Others 1,856 1,687 1,714 1,673 1,606
Capital goods 391 358 422 481 393
Fuel-and-energy-related activities
(not included in Scope 1 or 2)
129 120 126 122 119
Upstream transportation and distribution 315 343 358 313 337
Waste generated in operations 25 23 25 26 24
Business travel 265 264 242 232 223
Employee commuting 54 54 57 51 47
Upstream leased assets 0 0 1 1 1
Downstream transportation and distribution 295 248 283 305 286
Processing of sold products 2 1 2 1 1
Use of sold products 32 33 43 43 42
End of life treatment of sold products 89 75 105 106 108
Downstream leased assets 1 1 1 1 1
Franchises 1 1 1 1 5
Total (Scope 3) 7,285 7,798 7,114 7,648 7,785

Water

Water withdrawal by source (1,000 m³) 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Fresh surface water 1,398 1,575 1,466 1,570 1,631
Brackish surface water/seawater 0 0 0 0 0
Rainwater 46 47 53 47 41
Groundwater 5,757 5,774 5,595 5,690 5,662
Produced/process water 0 0 0 0 0
Municipal supply 3,590 3,327 3,323 3,362 3,114
Wastewater from another organization 0 0 0 0 0
Total 10,791 10,724 10,436 10,669 10,448
Water discharge by destination (1,000 m³) 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Fresh surface water 2,455 2,439 2,686 2,837 2,888
Brackish surface water/seawater 0 0 3 18 30
Groundwater 1 2 1 0 1
Municipal/industrial treatment plant 3,359 3,113 2,998 3,024 2,836
Wastewater from another organization 0 0 0 0 0
Total 5,816 5,554 5,688 5,879 5,755

Waste

Waste generation
(1,000 tons)
2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Recycled including waste composted 99 96 96 96 97
Incinerated with heat recovery 10 9 8 9 10
Incinerated without heat recovery 7 5 5 7 5
Landfilled 18 17 18 17 14
Total 134 128 127 129 126

ISO 14001 certified (Scope: Cigarette and tobacco-related factories {including Group factories})

  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Total factories 41 40 43 43 46
Certified factories 34 32 33 34 36
Certified (%) 83% 80% 77% 79% 78%