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Engaging with business partners

Our business partners are critical to our success. They are carefully selected based on criteria including compliance with laws and regulations, business integrity, quality, health and safety, human rights, labor standards and environmental management.

What does this mean for JTI?

Our business partners include our customers, suppliers, growers, leaf merchants, distributors and any other parties with whom we have a commercial relationship.

Unethical conduct by any of our business partners can impact our reputation. We strive to work with partners committed to our high ethical standards.

All suppliers are required to meet JTI’s Supplier Standards and we certify key suppliers against these standards.

The JTI Agricultural Labor Practices (‘ALP’) program focuses on improving labor practices within our grower and leaf merchant operations, covering topics such as rights of workers, health and safety and child labor.

We conduct due diligence to ensure that all business partners purchasing or handling our tobacco products maintain a reputation for honesty and integrity.

What does this mean to me as an employee?

I support JTI’s efforts to maintain high standards across our supply chain, by maintaining strong relationships with business partners, built on clear expectations and mutual respect.

What does this mean for our business partners?

We count on our business partners to respect the law, promote ethical business practices and uphold our high standards.

All growers and leaf merchants supplying tobacco to JTI are encouraged to uphold our Agricultural Labor Practices (ALP) and JTI can provide support in the implementation of ALP programs.

Agricultural Labor Practices in action

During the growing season, one of our farming experts paid regular visits to a farmer. On one of his visits, he noticed the farmer applying crop protection agents (also called ‘CPAs’) without wearing the personal protective equipment provided by JTI. The expert explained the health and safety risks relating to handling CPAs and how the equipment could help protect him. He invited the farmer to join a training session on CPA management in his area, organized with our support. During the next CPA application period, our expert was happy to see the farmer wearing his protective equipment.

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