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Tuesday, December 07 2021 - 19:00
JT Group Recognized on CDP's "Climate Change A List" and "Water Security A List" for the 3rd Consecutive Year
TOKYO, Dec. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Japan Tobacco Inc. (JT) (TSE: 2914) has once again been recognized for its 
leadership in corporate sustainability by global environmental non-profit CDP.  
JT achieved a place on CDP's prestigious "A List"[1] for tackling climate 
change and acting to protect water security for the third consecutive year.

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JT is one of 53 companies in the world and 18 companies in Japan that achieved 
"Climate Change A List" and "Water Security A List", out of more than 13,000 
companies participating in the CDP environmental disclosure program in 2021.  
This marks JT's fourth recognition for climate change following 2016, 2019 and 
2020, as well as its third consecutive recognition for water security since 

Kazuhito Yamashita, Member of the Board and Senior Vice President, Chief 
Sustainability Officer, Compliance and General Affairs, said: "We are delighted 
to be included in the CDP's 'Climate Change A List' and 'Water Security A List' 
for the third consecutive year.  This clearly reflects our continued efforts to 
reduce our environmental footprint and expand our transparency in disclosing 
information.   Society's interest in ESG and its demands on companies are 
increasing year by year.  We believe that the world has woken up to the reality 
that it is essential for companies to work on sustainability, and those that do 
not take it into consideration cannot expect continuous growth.  In light of 
this, the JT Group has placed sustainability at the core of its management 
agenda, and our employees are working hand in hand to address ESG issues.  In 
particular, we are making steady progress towards the 'JT Group Environmental 
Plan 2030' at a pace that will exceed our targets.  We will continue to enhance 
the value created by the Group and maintain the trust of stakeholders."

The JT Group launched the "JT Group Environment Plan 2030" in 2019, reflecting 
changes in its business environment, with "Energy and Emissions", "Natural 
Resources" and "Waste" as key focus areas.  Specific examples of measures the 
Group is taking to reduce its contribution to climate change include the 
introduction of renewable energy and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions 
from business activities as well as from the raw materials and services it 
purchases.  As for water security, the Group continues to enhance measures 
including the reduction of water withdrawal in its business and the improvement 
of water risk management in the supply chain.

In addition, the JT Group plans to update the targets for "Energy and 
Emissions" in the "JT Group Environment Plan 2030", in order to fulfill its 
social responsibility of contributing to build a decarbonized society 
worldwide.  To ensure that a healthy and sustainable environment is passed on 
to future generations, the JT Group is committed to achieving a balance between 
corporate activities and environment preservation by addressing environmental 
challenges in wider society as well as in the Group's value chain.

About CDP

CDP (HQ: London) is the leading international non-profit organization that 
accelerates action to achieve sustainable economies, assessing disclosure and 
actions by companies from around the world. Representing over 590 investors 
with assets of USD 110 trillion, CDP sends out questionnaires to companies 
listed on stock exchanges worldwide, asking them about their activities for 
reducing greenhouse gas emissions and safeguarding water resources, then 
evaluates the answers and publishes the scores.

Japan Tobacco Inc. is a leading international tobacco company with operations 
in more than 130 countries. With approximately 58,000 employees, it 
manufactures and sells some of the world's best-known brands including Winston, 
Camel, MEVIUS and LD. The JT Group is committed to investing in Reduced-Risk 
Products (RRP) and currently markets its heated tobacco products under its 
Ploom brand and various e-cigarette products under its Logic brand. The Group 
is also present in the pharmaceutical and processed food businesses. For more 
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Contacts: Dinesh Babu Thotakura, General Manager
          Jo Oshiana Ogawa, Associate Manager
          Media and Investor Relations Division
          Japan Tobacco Inc.
          Tokyo: +81-3-6636-2914
[1] CDP scores companies from D- to A based on their environmental performance, 
which starts with disclosure, and progresses to awareness, management, and 
finally to leadership. CDP's A List recognizes the world's companies leading on 
environmental performance.

SOURCE  Japan Tobacco Inc.