External verification

Some of our data has been externally verified.
We will consider expanding the scope of assurance of our non-financial data.

Environmental data

We commissioned an independent body to provide assurance of Group-wide energy, which includes renewable electricity, and Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. We also commissioned them to provide assurance of certain categories of Scope 3 GHG emissions: namely, Category 1, purchased goods and services in our Japanese domestic tobacco business; Category 1, leaf-related emissions; and Category 6, business travel in our international tobacco business. In addition to GHG emissions data, our water withdrawal, and waste related data (including each of the sub-categories, i.e. waste recycled, incinerated, with/without heat recovery, and land filled), have been externally assured.
Assurance was provided against ISO 14064-3 for GHG emissions data and ISAE 3000 for the other data.

Independent Assurance Statement for the JT Group

Health and safety data

Our international tobacco business commissioned an independent services body to provide limited-level verification over occupational health and safety performance data, and underlying data management systems. Assurance was carried out against the International Standard on Assurance Engagements (ISAE) 3000.

Assurance Statement for International tobacco business