Investing in communities
Swedish Match has a long history of social investments and community involvement, providing support for children, the disabled, and people in need as well as other important initiatives in community life.
Going forward, we will seek to support projects that will contribute in addressing the issue of child labor and other child related risks in areas where we have presence or from which we source material. In an effort to move in this direction, Swedish Match will support an ongoing project in the Philippines, providing after-school activities to pull children out of tobacco fields during the harvesting season. This program has shown to be effective in preventing child labor. Funding of this project will complement our own efforts within our focus area to eliminate child labor.