Social responsibility is broad and multifaceted, and for Swedish Match this implies working conscientiously and responsibly in relation to stakeholders external to the Company.
For Swedish Match, social responsibility is about working towards the interests of stakeholder groups outside of the Company. Value creation derived from working tightly with these stakeholders can have positive direct benefits on the Group as well as on the stakeholders themselves. Swedish Match has chosen to structure its social responsibility communication around responsibility towards three stakeholder groups/areas external to the Company: supplier responsibility, consumer and marketplace responsibility, and societal responsibility (responsibility towards regulators, the scientific community, and local communities).
Social responsibility organization
Issues with regard to social responsibility are managed across the Company’s operating units and Corporate functions. Employees working within the Swedish Match internal functions of HR, Legal, Marketing/Sales, Public Affairs, Procurement, R&D, as well as Supply Chain are all involved in addition to the Corporate Sustainability function. Community involvement projects are managed locally in the respective operating units. Dedicated resources are provided at the Corporate level to monitor and guide activities with regard to community involvement.