Our business integrity

Safeguarding Company assets

JTI Company assets are critical to helping us meet our business objectives. We treat JTI Company assets, and assets belonging to others, responsibly and with respect. We ensure that our Company assets are correctly acquired, maintained, protected and disposed of.

What does this mean for JTI?

Company assets are anything that is owned or paid by JTI and include machinery and equipment, IT devices, products and production materials, Company data and intellectual property (IP). IP includes any corporate brandings, trademarks, patented inventions, copyrighted material, trade secrets, blends and recipes developed and/or owned by JTI.

The misuse, unavailability or malfunction of Company assets can disrupt our business and may result in financial losses and reputational damage.

Our IP is especially valuable as it helps us to differentiate our products and services and maintain competitive advantage. All inventions, ideas and concepts developed for JTI by our employees during their employment belong to the Company and must not be privately traded.

What does this mean to me as an employee?

I have a duty to protect Company assets entrusted to me from theft, misuse and waste.

I use Company assets in line with JTI policies and procedures and do not use them for personal benefit. I do not share Company assets, including intellectual property, with a third party without prior authorization. I never improperly obtain or use third party assets or third party intellectual property without proper license or approval.

Anytime I consider contracting a supplier to host or maintain Company digital data, I involve the IT team. This will allow them to ensure our data is secure.

I understand the value and the vulnerability of JTI’s digital data and follow the i-Secure code to minimize the risk of theft or loss.

If I have a doubt about the proper use of an IT resource, I ask the Global Service Desk (GSD) for support. If I make a mistake, I disclose it immediately.

Remember the key principles of the i-secure code:

  • Think before you click
  • Share safely
  • Protect your property
  • In case of doubt, ask an expert. GSD and your IT Team are there to help.

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