Supply and distribution /
Plant Protection Products

We actively encourage the minimisation of the use of plant protection products (PPPs).

The majority of the tobacco that we use is purchased through the leading international leaf supplying companies. Working together with our suppliers on a range of initiatives, including agricultural best practice, we actively encourage the minimisation of the use of PPPs.

Samples of the tobacco that we purchase are tested regularly for residues of PPPs in order to ensure that our tobacco blends meet our responsibility standards.

Imperial Tobacco has adopted the Social Responsibility in Tobacco Production (SRiTP) programme in order to monitor and continuously improve the activities of our suppliers, and to ensure that they meet our responsibility standards.