Supplier Code of Conduct
The Supplier Code of Conduct, launched in 2013, reflects Swedish Match’s own Code of Conduct and specifies what the Company expects and requires from its suppliers.
Our Supplier Code of Conduct reflects Swedish Match’s Code of Conduct and specifies what we expect and require from our suppliers in terms of employment and labor practices, workplace practices, ethical business practices and environmental management practices. Requirements are based on and comply with international conventions and guidelines1). The Supplier Code of Conduct forms the basis for our relationship with suppliers and is an integral part of most of our significant business agreements.
Swedish Match strives to work with suppliers who have a healthy long-term financial position and chooses suppliers who also support Swedish Match’s requirements regarding ethical business practices and other sustainability aspects.
We are in frequent and recurring dialogue with our suppliers on our fundamental values. Activities include communication of requirements in the Supplier Code of Conduct, follow-up on adherence through supplier assessments and audits as well as further dialogue on priority issues to ensure continued improvement. The overall aim is to proactively increase our further dialogue with suppliers on topics with regard to sustainability.
1) The international conventions and guidelines referred to here are the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the ILO Conventions (No’s. 001, 014, 029, 030, 087, 098, 100, 105, 106, 111, 138 and 182), and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Corporations.