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Report Resources

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).

IndicatorGRIDJSIReport Section
Statement from the most senior decision-maker of the organization about relevance of sustainability to the organization and the organization’s strategy for addressing sustainabilityG4-1 CEO Letter
Description of key impacts, risks, and opportunitiesG4-21.2About Us
Name of the organizationG4-3 About Us
Primary brands, products and servicesG4-4 About Us
Location of organization’s headquartersG4-5 Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Number 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 reportG4-6 United States
Nature of ownership and legal formG4-7 About Us
Markets servedG4-8 About Us
Scale of the reporting organizationG4-9 GRI Data Tables
Total workforce by employment type, employment contract and region, broken down by genderG4-10 Employee Responsibility, GRI Data Tables
Report the percentage of total employees covered by collective bargaining agreementsG4-113.2Employee Responsibility, GRI Data Tables
Supply ChainG4-121.7Supplier Responsibility, Responsible Agriculture
Memberships in associations and/or
national/international advocacy organizations
G4-16 Stakeholder Engagement & Materiality
Entities included in the organization consolidated financial and nonfinancial reportsG4-17 About Us, Form 10-K
Process for defining report contentG4-18 2.1, 3.1Stakeholder Engagement & Materiality
Material aspects identified in the process for defining report contentG4-191.4Stakeholder Engagement & Materiality
List of stakeholder groups engaged by the organizationG4-241.4Stakeholder Engagement & Materiality
The basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engageG4-251.4Stakeholder Engagement & Materiality
Approach to stakeholder engagementG4-261.4Stakeholder Engagement & Materiality
Key topics and concerns raised through stakeholder engagementG4-271.4Stakeholder Engagement & Materiality
Reporting periodG4-28 2015
Date of most recent previous reportG4-29 2014
Reporting cycleG4-30 We report progress on our sustainability initiatives annually.
Contact point for questions regarding the report or its contentsG4-31 TalkToRAI@RJRT.com
GRI Content IndexG4-32 Content Index
AssuranceG4-332.3Assurance Statement
Governance structureG4-341.1Sustainability Governance
Process for delegating authority on economic, environmental, and social topics from highest governance body to senior executives and other employeesG4-351.1Sustainability Governance
Executive-level position(s) with responsibility for economic, environmental, and social topics, or if post-holders report directly to highest governance bodyG4-361.1Sustainability Governance, YTP, THR, CI
Board compositionG4-381.1RAI Board of Directors
If the Chair of the highest governance body is also an executive officerG4-391.1RAI Board of Directors
Process for determining the composition of the highest governance bodyG4-401.1Committee Composition and Charters, Governance Documents
Processes in place for the highest governance body to ensure conflicts of interest are avoidedG4-411.1Committee Composition and Charters, Governance Documents, Ethics and Compliance
Roles of highest governance body and senior executives in development, approval, and updating the organization's purpose, value or mission statements, strategies, policies, and goals related to economic, environmental and social impactsG4-421.1Committee Composition and Charters, Governance Documents
Process for communicating critical concerns to highest governance bodyG4-491.1Ethics and Compliance
Remuneration policies for highest governance body and senior executivesG4-511.1Governance Documents, 2015 Proxy Statement (pp. 30-88)
Process for determining remunerationG4-521.12015 Proxy Statement (pp. 30-88)
Values, principles, standard, and norms of behaviorG4-56 Guiding Principals and Beliefs, Code of Conduct
Direct economic value generated and distributedG4-EC1 GRI Data Tables
Energy consumption within the organizationG4-EN32.3Greenhouse Gas & Energy, GRI Data Tables
Energy intensityG4-EN52.3GRI Data Tables
Reduction of energy consumptionG4-EN62.3Greenhouse Gas & Energy
Total water withdrawal by sourceG4-EN82.3Water, GRI Data Tables
Percentage and total volume of water recycled and reusedG4-EN102.3Water, GRI Data Tables
Direct GHG emissions (Scope 1)G4-EN152.3Greenhouse Gas & Energy, GRI Data Tables
Energy indirect GHG emissions (Scope 2)G4-EN162.3Greenhouse Gas & Energy, GRI Data Tables
GHG emissions intensityG4-EN182.3GRI Data Tables
Reduction of GHG emissionsG4-EN192.3Greenhouse Gas & Energy
Emissions of Ozone-Depleting Substances (ODS)G4-EN20 GRI Data Tables
NOx,SOx, and other significant air emissionsG4-EN21 GRI Data Tables
Total water discharge by quality and destinationG4-EN22 Water, GRI Data Tables
Total weight of waste by type and disposal methodG4-EN232.3Waste & Recycling, GRI Data Tables
Weight, and percentage transported internationally, of waste deemed hazardousG4-EN25 Waste & Recycling, GRI Data Tables
Percentage of new suppliers screened using environmental criteriaG4-EN321.7Supplier Risk Management
Employee benefits providedG4-LA23.3Employee Well-Being
Type and rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and total number of work-related fatalitiesG4-LA63.6Workplace Safety, GRI Data Tables
Average training hoursG4-LA93.3Talent Pipeline
Programs for skills management and lifelong learningG4-LA103.3Talent Pipeline
Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and development reviewsG4-LA113..4Talent Pipeline
Composition of governance bodies and employeesG4-LA12 Talent Pipeline
Percentage of new suppliers screened using labor practices criteriaG4-LA141.7Supplier Risk Management, Audits & Assessments
Operations and suppliers at risk for incidents of child labor, and measures takenG4-HR51.7, 3.2Promoting Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)
Operations and suppliers at risk for incidents of forced or cumpulsory labor, and measures takenG4-HR61.7, 3.2Promoting Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)
Percentage of new suppliers screened using human rights criteriaG4-HR101.7, 3.2Supplier Risk Management, Audits & Assessments
Actual and potential negative human rights impacts in the supply chain and actions takenG4-HR111.7, 3.2Promoting Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)
Communication and training in organization's anti-corruption policies and procedures.G4-SO41.3Ethics and Compliance, Governance Documents
Political contributions by country and beneficiaryG4-SO61.3Governance Documents
Information required by procedures for product and service labellingG4-PR3 Marketing Responsibility