Diversity and non-discrimination
Swedish Match is committed to giving all employees equal opportunities.
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.
We are committed to non-discrimination in all employment practices, policies, benefits and procedures. Neither employees, nor potential employees, should feel that they are or could be the subject of discrimination at Swedish Match. All violations are taken seriously. Procedures are in place to ensure that swift action is taken to investigate and resolve employee concerns without fear of retaliation.
We work with our Company culture to make sure that it is inclusive and promotes diversity. This includes tangible initiatives, that are recognized to address diversity relating to gender and cultural background. We follow all applicable laws related to discrimination and the protection of minorities and we look for and react forcefully to any indications of discrimination, including with regard to salary. We also work to make sure we find the best candidates, and that also means that in external recruitments we shall always seek out diversity in the candidate pool.
We believe that gender diversity at all levels of the organization benefits the Company in many ways. Gender balance targets are set locally striving for greater balance over time, particularly with regard to more senior levels within the organization. As such, we have a Group goal of having at least 40 percent of each gender in senior management. Since 2017, all divisions as well as corporate functions are required to present status and changes in gender balance within their organizations, on both a total unit level and with regard to management. These status updates are reviewed by the Group Management Team and provide greater awareness and involvement in the organization.
Employees in eleven countries
In 2019, Swedish Match employed an average of 6,270 people, of whom 41 percent were women, with the largest number of employees in the Dominican Republic, Sweden, and the US followed by Brazil, the Philippines, and the Netherlands.
Employees per country
|The Dominican Republic||47|