Sustainability is inherent in our value proposition, meaning that it is managed and driven from the highest levels of our organization.
Our GMT has the overall responsibility for Swedish Match’s efforts on sustainability. GMT and other leaders within the Group are committed and involved in the process to define and further develop the strategy. The CEO reports to the Board of Directors on progress. Division heads are responsible for implementing the strategy in the division under their responsibility.
At Group level, the sustainability function facilitates the process towards implemented strategy, and gathers and compiles information to facilitate communication of work and results to our important stakeholders.
During 2018, we have worked to ensure that ownership and action in our sustainability work is strongly supported at the local operating level within each division, where efficient and creative ideas and solutions are best placed and followed through. In addition to the financial and operational reporting, the divisions are now responsible to provide quarterly activity and progress updates regarding the focus areas to the CEO and CFO, providing a positive forum for discussion of opportunities and risks.