UN Sustainability Development Goals aligned with our general business contribution and societal engagement
How Swedish Match contributes to the SDGs 2030 targets
|NO POVERTY |
End poverty in all its forms everywhere.
|The majority of Swedish Match employees are located in certain developing countries or areas where poverty may be high (Dominican Republic, the Philippines and Brazil), providing both job opportunities and livelihoods for workers and their families. |
Our procurement of tobacco and other raw materials is often sourced from areas where the opportunities for high quality source of income are low, such as tobacco growing areas in Asia and to a limited degree in Africa. Tobacco in these areas generally provides some of the highest level of income of any agricultural products that may be produced in these areas.
|ZERO HUNGER |
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
|Swedish Match addresses the hunger and food security issues by providing for livelihoods in geographies where there may exist high levels of hunger, areas where we provide employment and from which we source our raw materials. (See also SDG 1).|
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
|Swedish Match contributes to this SDG through for instance the provision of a scholarship program for our employees’ children in the US. Swedish Match’s support to the ECLT Foundation also contributes to this goal. ECLT Foundation has provided access to education, through for instance programs in numeracy and literacy in the tobacco growing areas. |
|CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION|
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
|For more information on how we manage water stress in our operations and tobacco supply chain, see page Other topics outside our focus areas.|
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
|Swedish Match contributes to this SDG by actively increasing the share of renewable energy in its own operations. For instance, our two largest smokefree manufacturing facilities in Sweden have become fossil fuel free production sites during 2020.|
|INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE|
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
|During the journey to achieve our vision of a world without cigarettes, we have been at the forefront of change to provide smokers with safer alternatives to cigarettes. We have also innovated our manufacturing practices to be more energy and resource efficient. |
|LIFE ON LAND|
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
|For more information on how we prevent deforestation in our operations and tobacco supply chain, see page Other topics outside our focus areas.|