Diversity and inclusion

We are proud of our diverse workforce and the way that it contributes to and shapes the culture of the JT Group. Employing a diverse workforce is a strong source of competitiveness within an international marketplace and supports our goal of sustainable growth. We employ more than 100 nationalities across our global workforce. Beyond national diversity, we value diversity of opinion, allow people to express their own personalities, and believe in creating a work environment that fosters creativity and innovation.
We have a commitment to equal opportunity and anti-discrimination, and this is reflected in our Code of Conduct and our Philosophy. We recruit strictly based on talent and regardless of an individual's race, nationality, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or physical ability.

Equality and diversity

Gender diversity

The JT Group maintains an open approach to diversity. We take a gender-neutral approach to recruitment in order to appeal equally to all potential employees irrespective of gender or any other measure of diversity. We do not apply diversity quotas in our hiring processes and recruit solely on ability. While we have a gender-neutral approach to recruitment, we want to promote female employees and achieve a more gender-balanced workforce.

Female representation in management within JT

Employees in management positions 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2023 TARGET
Female representation in management within JT (%) 2.8% 4.0% 4.7% 5.5% 5.7% 10%

Female representation in management within our international tobacco business

Employees in management positions 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2020 TARGET
Female representation in management within international tobacco business (%) 27.0% 27.6% 28.4% 28.2% 28.4% 30%

Workplace without discrimination

It is a priority to foster a work environment that is free from any form of discrimination such as age, gender, disability, ethnic origin, marital status, nationality, race, religion, beliefs, or sexual orientation. These factors do not influence decisions about an employee’s career progression, nor do they influence recruitment, compensation and benefits, or succession planning. Employees are provided with appropriate reporting tools if concerns around discrimination arise.

For further information, please visit the JT website (in Japanese) and the JTI website.