One of Swedish Match’s success factors is the ability to attract, develop, and retain highly competent employees while simultaneously pursuing efforts to motivate them in order to build a strong and sustainable company.
Reaching our goals through competent employees
To achieve our business objectives, we need skilled and competent employees. Consequently, we want to develop a result oriented culture where we attract, develop and retain competent employees. To achieve this, Swedish Match strives to:
- Continuously develop the competence of both employees and managers
- Create possibilities for employees to grow and develop within the Group
- Offer employees international career opportunities
- Reward and recognize good effort and contribution
These are our current strategic initiatives:
- Female leadership
- Talent network
- Employee introduction program
Participation, empowerment and initiatives
Empowerment is a key component of the Swedish Match culture and leadership style. Initiatives and result oriented actions are encouraged in a professional and informal atmosphere. As a global player, the organization strives to create a working climate that rewards the sharing of information and competence, while encouraging behavior that promotes high performance across all markets.
Diversity and non-discrimination
Equal opportunities for all employees
Swedish Match is committed to giving all employees equal opportunities. All positions within the Company are to be filled with skilled and competent personnel regardless of the person’s race, color, nationality, ethnic origin, age, religion, political views, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or other status. Diversity and gender equality work is conducted within the Company’s operating units in accordance with local laws and regulations. Every year the Company conducts salary reviews to help ensure that no unjustified pay differentials exist.
Number of employees
Almost 4,000 employees in nine countries
In 2012, Swedish Match employed almost 4,000 people, of whom 35 percent were women, with the largest number of employees in the US, Sweden, and the Dominican Republic followed by Brazil, the Philippines, and the Netherlands.