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 our 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 9 out of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) defined by the United Nations in 2015. Through our general business contribution and societal engagement, we also contribute to 7 of the remaining 8 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.