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Avoiding conflicts of interest

We expect employees to avoid any situation where their personal interests might conflict with those of JTI.

What does this mean for JTI?

A conflict of interest arises when business decisions are influenced by personal interests. Conflicts of interest can induce employees to make decisions that are not in the best interest of JTI and might negatively impact the Company’s reputation as well as their own.

What does this mean to me as an employee?

I avoid situations where conflicts of interest could arise.

I do not let my personal interests influence any decisions I make on behalf of JTI. I declare any family or personal relationships that might influence my decisions at work.

Outside of work, I do not engage in any activity that could undermine or compete with JTI’s business interests.

I also monitor the possible conflicts of interest that might arise when exchanging gifts, hospitality or entertainment.

Where a conflict of interest is unavoidable, I declare it promptly to protect myself and JTI.

As a line manager, it is my accountability and responsibility to address any conflict of interest declared by a member of my team, with the support of the People & Culture and Compliance team.

What does this mean for our business partners?

Business partners must avoid any situation that could result in a potential conflict of interest.
Any potential conflict of interest with JTI must be reported via onebehavior@jti.com.

What situations could this apply to?

Here are some examples of possible conflicts of interest:

  • My brother is applying for a position at JTI for which I will be part of the decision making process.
  • A supplier is bidding for a contract at JTI, for which I will be part of the approval process and has offered me an all-expenses paid weekend in a luxury resort hotel.
  • To earn some extra income, I signed up to do research outside of my working hours at a start-up working on technological developments for use in the tobacco industry.

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