Sustainability

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NEWMay 20, 2020

FY 2019 JT Group sustainability online content now available

Our online content provides details of our sustainability agenda, including our approach and performance.

In 2020, for the first time, we reported on our progress towards the 11 specific targets for our tobacco business.

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Our way of doing business

Three absolute requirements

We have three 'absolute requirements' for sustainability, which apply to the whole Group.

  • Respecting human rights

    We are committed to respecting human rights across our global operations and value chains, as expressed in our JT Group Human Rights Policy.

  • An improved social and environmental impact

    We are committed to protecting the environment and making a positive difference wherever we operate.

  • Good governance and business standards

    We are committed to promoting transparent, fair, and timely decision-making that carefully considers the respective interests of consumers, shareholders, employees, and the wider society.

Investing in people

Our sustainability journey is dependent on the skills and spirit of our employees and people in the communities impacted by our business. We will create positive impacts through our business.

Tobacco

Products and services

We will be a total tobacco company offering consumers an even greater choice of products by focusing on quality, innovation and reduced-risk potential.

Reduced-Risk Products

Supply chain

We will reduce environmental and social risks, and enable transparent and responsible practices across our supply chain.

Supply chain

- Supply chain policies and standards

- Leaf supply chain - Raw material sourcing

- Non-tobacco materials, other products, and services

Regulatory environment and illegal trade

We will ensure the Company is included in policymaking leading to fair and balanced regulation, and enhance our cooperation with governments to combat illegal trade.

Optimizing the regulatory environment

Tackling illegal trade

Investing in people

We will be the employer of choice by investing in people.

Human resources, JT Group health and safety, community investment

Pharmaceuticals

We finalized our specific sustainability strategies, focus areas, and targets for our pharmaceutical business.

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Processed food

We finalized our specific sustainability strategies, focus areas, and targets for our processed food business.

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