Vision and strategy
A WORLD WITHOUT CIGARETTES
We create shareholder value by offering consumers enjoyable nicotine-containing products of superior quality in a responsible way. By providing products that are recognized as safer alternatives to cigarettes, we can contribute significantly to improved public health.
To achieve our vision, we leverage our unique smokefree platforms with a focus on product development, quality and consumer satisfaction based on thorough consumer insights.
- In the US, we will focus on faster growing market segments such as nicotine pouches and moist snuff pouches.
- In Scandinavia, we will lead the development of the snus and nicotine pouch categories through product innovation and by complementing our traditional products, brands and sales channels to meet changing consumer demands.
- Outside the US and Scandinavia, we will continue to expand our presence with innovative smokefree products.
- In our chewing tobacco businesses, we will protect profitability in the US by mitigating the impact of volume declines through cost focus and price leadership. For chew bags and tobacco bits, we will continue to selectively exploit opportunities in these niche segments.
To support our vision and to maximize long term value, we leverage our strong market positions and brands by capitalizing on synergies and operational efficiencies.
- In our cigar business, we will focus on faster growing segments with an objective to maximize long term profitability and cash generation.
- In our lights businesses, we will continue to focus on operational excellence while selectively investing in profitable growth markets and product segments.