british american tobacco nigeria - Our dialogue process

Dialogue Process

We develop dialogue structures to enable us respond to cultural, economic and political environments and local stakeholders' interests.  Independent local facilitators run the dialogue and produce independently verified dialogue reports. Examples of local facilitators include ethics and facilitation consultancies, well-known public figures in the media, politics or academia, former diplomats, human resources specialists and negotiation experts.

About the reporting process

Our reporting process allows us to meet greater demands for corporate transparency and to continue improving our management decision-making through understanding changing expectations in society.  Our rigorous approach to the reporting process involves:

  • Standards: We follow the AA1000 Standard and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Guidelines;
  • Assurance: Rigorous external verification is applied to our Report;
  • Dialogue: Our reporting is based on independently-facilitated stakeholder dialogue.

Our Stakeholder Report is independently verified and based on independently facilitated stakeholder dialogue.  The report follows the AA1000 Standard and GRI Guidelines.

Independent standards and assurance

The AA1000 Standard was established by the Institute of Social and Ethical Accountability, known as Accountability, a non-profit institute working to promote accountability innovations that advance responsible business practices and the broader accountability of civil society and public organisations.

Ernest & Young are out preferred assurance provider for stakeholder reporting.

GRI Guidelines: The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) was convened in 1997 by the Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies (CERES) in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme, to produce globally applicable guidelines for organisations reporting on the economic, environmental and social dimensions of their activities.

PDF: 2010 - 2011 Stakeholder Report - Summary - 2010 - 2011 Stakeholder Report - Summary (2,119 kb) Opens in new window

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