British American Tobacco (BAT)

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Lobbying costs:

WARNING: As this organisation lists one or more EP accredited lobbyists, it is highly improbable that its lobbying costs are lower than €10,000.

WARNING: The lobbying costs declared by this organisation are extraordinarily high and may therefore have been over-declared.

2,000,000€ - 2,249,999€

Financial year: 01/01/2020 - 01/12/2020

Lobbyists declared: 2.5 FTE (7)

WARNING: The number of full time equivalent lobbyists declared by this organisation are extraordinarily high and may therefore have been over-declared.


Lobbyists with EP accreditation: 9


Meetings with European Commission: 2

Lobbying costs over the years:


British American Tobacco (BAT)

Registration on EU Transparency Register

2427500988-58 (First registered: 21 Jan 2009)

Goals / Remit

BAT is a leading, multi-category consumer goods business, established in 1902. Our purpose is to build A Better Tomorrow by reducing the health impact of our business through offering a greater choice of enjoyable and less risky products for our consumers. The company has announced a target of increasing the number of its non-combustible product consumers from 11 million to 50 million by 2030; and to achieve at least £5 billion in New Categories revenues in by 2025. BAT has also committed to encouraging those who otherwise continue to smoke, to switch completely to scientifically-substantiated, reduced-risk* alternatives.

*Based on the weight of evidence and assuming a complete switch from smoking. These products are not risk-free and are addictive.


British American Tobacco engages on issues that are relevant to its business, such as tobacco-related regulatory issues, taxation, movement of excisable product, corporate social responsibility, Better Regulation, Intellectual Property, preventing illicit trade and counterfeiting or Circular Economy. In particular, the following legislative proposals or policies were notably followed in 2020: • Directive 2019/904/EC on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment • The implementation of Directive 2014/40/EU on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning the manufacture , presentation, and sale of tobacco and related products • Tobacco taxation – revision of EU rules • Review of the requirements for packaging and feasibility of measures to prevent packaging waste • Batteries - modernising EU rules • The European Green Deal


Head office:
Globe House, Temple Place, 4
London WC2R 2PG
United Kingdom

Tel: 0044 207 845 1600

Belgium office:
Aarlenstraat 80 Rue d'Arlon
Brussels B-1040,

Tel: 32 26278896