Our people

Treating people equally and with respect

We embrace diversity and we promote an inclusive culture where everyone can be themselves at work without risk of discrimination or harassment.

What does this mean for JTI?

Disrespectful behavior, discrimination and harassment are against JTI values, and we have a duty to ourselves and to one another to act if something is not right.

We do not discriminate or tolerate discrimination linked to gender, age, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, ethnic background, national origin or any other characteristic protected by law.

We do not tolerate any physical, verbal or written harassment or intimidation.

What does this mean to me as an employee?

I value and respect cultures, opinions and lifestyles that differ from my own. I consider how my behavior might affect others. I avoid offensive, aggressive or intimidating communication. I do not make suggestive sexual propositions or unwelcome physical gestures toward others.

If I am a smoker, I respect the right of non-smokers to work in a smoke-free environment.

If anyone displays disrespectful behavior or any form of discrimination or harassment towards me, I am encouraged to report it to my line manager, my P&C Business Partner or a member of the Compliance team.

As a manager, I embrace diversity and treat colleagues equally and with respect. I make decisions that are fair and unbiased. I do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment and immediately act on concerns shared with me.

What does this mean for our business partners?

Our business partners are expected to provide working conditions that treat workers with respect and fairness and ensure that no worker is subjected to any form of discrimination or intimidation.

Here are some examples of insensitive or offensive behavior:

  • Inappropriate or offensive humor, comments of a sexual nature or disrespectful comments against men or women
  • Expressing racist opinions
  • Humiliating an employee or a group of employees, for example by pointing out their mistakes in front of others
  • Marginalizing individuals or groups, for example by unduly excluding them from activities or conversations

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