Our overarching goal in our sustainability efforts is to have positive contributions toward the environment and society at large while also ensuring Swedish Match’s long-term business success. Our vision of a world without cigarettes is central to our sustainability strategy and how we contribute to making the world a better place.
For best impact and transparency, our sustainability strategy is founded on two basic principles – focus and organizational ownership. Through this strategy, we emphasize five focus areas – Improve public health, Ensure ethical business practices, Reduce environmental impact, Human rights in our supply chain, and Equal opportunity – areas where we believe we have the ability to directly or indirectly influence meaningful outcomes or where adverse developments could have a negative impact on our businesses.
Swedish Match has set a series of tangible commitments and goals for each of the focus areas. Upholding these commitments will enable Swedish Match to contribute to nine Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) defined by the United Nations in 2015. Through our general business contribution and societal engagement, we also contribute to seven of the remaining eight SDGs.
Our Code of Conduct forms a foundation for our sustainability approach and efforts throughout the Group. It represents the commitment of Swedish Match and all our employees to conduct business activities in a responsible manner, demonstrating integrity and respect to our stakeholders and society as a whole.