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.
Increasing gender equality
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. From 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 from both the divisions and from senior management.
Cultural Diversity in Sweden
During 2018, Swedish Match has started up a new program to provide work opportunities for refugees that have recently arrived to Sweden. This program consists of an internship program for 4–6 months with an aim to employ after the period has finished. Within the program the intern is given a mentor that both helps with job-related questions as well as with cultural integration in Sweden.
Employees in eleven countries
In 2018, Swedish Match employed an average of 5,662 people, of whom 40 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||44|