Imperial scores high on CR scale

| September 20, 2013

Imperial Tobacco said today that its “continued progress as a responsible business has been recognized by external investment consultants with our highest score to date.”

“RobecoSAM highlights businesses that demonstrate strengths in managing their economic, environmental and social issues for the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, a key reference point for investors and analysts,” Imperial said in a note posted on its website.

“This year Imperial Tobacco achieved a record score of 79 percent—compared to 76 percent in 2012—beating the 60 percent sector average.

“We scored highly in many of the criteria and achieved full marks for our efforts to combat illicit trade and our environmental management policy and systems.”

Meanwhile, Imperial’s senior CR engagement manager, Kirsty Mann, said it was “great to see our collective efforts across the group being externally recognized by this respected and important benchmark.”

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