Our business integrity

Exchanging gifts, hospitality and entertainment

We do not encourage the exchange of gifts, hospitality and entertainment (GHE), but we acknowledge that appropriate GHEs, made for the right reason, are legitimate and are recognized as part of doing business.

What does this mean for JTI?

Gifts, Hospitality & Entertainment (GHE) are anything of value given or received without payment in return. Hospitality and entertainment include (but are not limited to) paid-for events, accommodation, meals and beverages. This also includes GHE exchanged on behalf of JTI by an appointed consultant, agent, Intermediary, or other business partners.

What does this mean to me as an employee?

I follow the GHE principles. Any GHE exchanged with a government official or organization, regardless of value, must be approved.

I do not let the exchange of GHE influence my business decisions.

What does this mean for our business partners?

Business partners must obtain prior approval before offering or accepting any gifts, hospitality, entertainment on behalf of JTI.

According to our GHE principles, GHE must:

  1. Be in line with applicable legislation and local custom.
  2. Be appropriate (i.e., reasonable, proportionate, and occasional).
  3. Not create a conflict of interest.
  4. Not be given or received to obtain an improper advantage, or to reward or induce, improper performance.
  5. Not be cash, vouchers, or coupons that can be exchanged for cash.
  6. Be approved, as per the Employee Disclosures & Declarations Procedure.

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