Swedish Match Group Management Team has the overall responsibility for Swedish Match’s efforts on sustainability, and is highly involved in the process to define and set strategy.
The CEO reports to the Board of Directors on progress. Heads of operating units are engaged and responsible for implementing the strategy in the operating unit under their responsibility.
To make our sustainability strategy a reality in all parts of our company, we have built an organization across operating units to back up both development and implementation of strategy. In 2016, a sustainability council was formed and provides a platform for inspiration and exchange of competence and ideas. The council has representatives from all operating units and from the Group Management Team for each focus area. Members of the council are ambassadors at the operating unit level and take part in developing a plan for group common targets, actions and KPIs. They assure execution of actions at the local level and report on progress.
The sustainability function at corporate level reports directly to the CEO and catalyzes continued progress within our sustainability focus areas and actions, facilitates the process towards implemented strategy, and communicates work and results to our important stakeholders.