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GRI Content Index

For ease of locating information, we have mapped the content of our 2015 Sustainability Report microsite to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 guidelines and the 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI).

General Standard Disclosures

GRI IndicatorDescriptionDJSILocation
Strategy & Analysis
G4-1Statement from the most senior decision-maker of the organization about relevance of sustainability to the organization and the organization’s strategy for addressing sustainability CEO Letter
Organizational Profile
G4-3Name of the organization About Us
G4-4Primary brands, products and services About Us
G4-5Location of organization’s headquarters Winston-Salem, North Carolina
G4-6Number of countries where the organization operates, and names of countries with significant operations or that are specifically relevant to the sustainability topics covered in the report United States
G4-7Nature of ownership and legal form About Us
G4-8Markets served About Us
G4-9Scale of the reporting organization Data Tables
G4-10Total workforce by employment type, employment contract and region, broken down by gender Employee Responsibility
Data Tables
G4-11Report the percentage of total employees covered by collective bargaining agreements3.2Employee Responsibility
Data Tables
G4-12Supply Chain1.7Supplier Responsibility
Responsible Agriculture
G4-13Significant changes during the reporting period regarding the organization’s size, structure, ownership, or its supply chainCEO Letter
Identified Material Aspects & Boundaries
G4-17Entities included in the organization consolidated financial and nonfinancial reports Organizational Profile
About Us
Form 10-K
G4-18Process for defining report content2.1, 3.1Stakeholder Engagement & Materiality
G4-19Material aspects identified in the process for defining report content1.4Stakeholder Engagement & Materiality
G4-20Aspect Boundary-InternalStakeholder Engagement & Materiality
G4-21Aspect Boundary-ExternalStakeholder Engagement & Materiality
G4-23Changes to scope and aspect boundaryStakeholder Engagement & Materiality
Stakeholder Engagement
G4-24List of stakeholder groups engaged by the organization1.4Stakeholder Engagement & Materiality
G4-25The basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage1.4Stakeholder Engagement & Materiality
G4-26Approach to stakeholder engagement1.4Stakeholder Engagement & Materiality
G4-27Key topics and concerns raised through stakeholder engagement1.4Stakeholder Engagement & Materiality
Report Profile
G4-28Reporting period 2016
G4-29Date of most recent previous report 2015
G4-30Reporting cycle We report progress on our sustainability initiatives annually.
G4-31Contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents TalkToRAI@RJRT.com
G4-34Governance structure1.1Sustainability Governance

Specific Standard Disclosures

GRI IndicatorGRI AspectDescriptionDJSILocation
G4-DMAGovernance, Codes of Conduct & EthicsManagement ApproachSustainability Governance
G4-EC1Economic PerformanceDirect economic value generated and distributed Data Tables
G4-DMA Community EngagementManagement ApproachCommunity Engagement
G4-DMA Excise TaxesManagement ApproachTobacco Excise Taxes
G4-DMA Illicit TradeManagement ApproachIllicit Trade
G4-DMA Operational Eco-EfficiencyManagement ApproachEnvironmental Sustainability
G4-EN3EnergyEnergy consumption within the organization2.3Greenhouse Gas & Energy
Data Tables
G4-EN6EnergyReduction of energy consumption2.3Greenhouse Gas & Energy
G4-EN8WaterTotal water withdrawal by source2.3Water
Data Tables
G4-EN10WaterPercentage and total volume of water recycled and reused2.3Water
Data Tables
G4-EN15EmissionsDirect GHG emissions (Scope 1)2.3Greenhouse Gas & Energy
Data Tables
G4-EN16EmissionsEnergy indirect GHG emissions (Scope 2)2.3Greenhouse Gas & Energy
Data Tables
G4-EN19EmissionsReduction of GHG emissions2.3Greenhouse Gas & Energy
G4-EN22Effluents and WasteTotal water discharge by quality and destination Water
Data Tables
G4-DMA Litter PreventionManagement ApproachCigarette Waste Brigade Program®
G4-EN23Effluents and WasteTotal weight of waste by type and disposal method2.3Waste & Recycling
Data Tables
G4-EN25Effluents and WasteWeight, and percentage transported internationally, of waste deemed hazardous Waste & Recycling
Data Tables
G4-EN32Effluents and WastePercentage of new suppliers screened using environmental criteria1.7Supplier Risk Management
Labor Practices and Decent Work
G4-DMA Talent ManagementManagement ApproachTalent Pipeline
G4-LA2EmploymentEmployee benefits provided3.3Employee Well-Being
G4-DMA SafetyManagement ApproachWorkplace Safety
G4-LA6Occupational Health and SafetyType and rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and total number of work-related fatalities3.6Workplace Safety
Data Tables
G4-LA9Training and EducationAverage training hours3.3Talent Pipeline
G4-LA10Programs for skills management and lifelong learning3.3Talent Pipeline
G4-LA11Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and development reviews3..4Talent Pipeline
G4-LA12Composition of governance bodies and employees Talent Pipeline
Human Rights
G4-DMA Responsible AgricultureManagement ApproachResponsible Agriculture
G4-HR5Operations and suppliers at risk for incidents of child labor, and measures taken1.7, 3.2Promoting Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)
G4-HR6Operations and suppliers at risk for incidents of forced or cumpulsory labor, and measures taken1.7, 3.2Promoting Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)
G4-DMA Supply Chain ManagementManagement ApproachSupplier Responsibility
G4-HR10Supplier Human Rights AssessmentPercentage of new suppliers screened using human rights criteria1.7, 3.2Supplier Risk Management
Audits & Assessments
G4-HR11Actual and potential negative human rights impacts in the supply chain and actions taken1.7, 3.2Promoting Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)
Product Responsibility
G4-DMA Youth Tobacco PreventionManagement ApproachYouth Tobacco Prevention
INDICATORYouth Tobacco PreventionRDRN participation by yearYTP Programs
G4-DMA Tobacco Harm ReductionManagement ApproachTobacco Harm Reduction
G4-DMA Product InnovationManagement ApproachProduct Innovation
INDICATORTobacco Harm ReductionResearch and development spendingProduct Innovation
G4-DMA Responsible MarketingManagement ApproachMarketing Responsibility
G4-PR3Information required by procedures for product and service labelling Marketing Responsibility