Our role in society

Protecting the environment

Our business relies on a sustainable supply chain, which includes a large agricultural element. We are committed to minimizing the environmental impacts of our operations, products and packaging and to conserving resources for future generations.

What does this mean for JTI?

We actively manage our environmental responsibilities and commit to continuous improvement and transparent disclosure of our performance.

Our business and our supply chain are exposed to the threat of climate change, natural resource depletion, water scarcity and disruption to vital ecosystem services.

We are committed to reducing our energy consumption and CO2 emissions through efficiency programs and investment in renewable energy. We also focus on reducing our water consumption and minimizing waste from our operations. This includes investing in training, awareness and reduction programs.

We assess environmental risks across our supply chain and adopt an integrated approach to mitigating these risks through our procurement processes and by collaborating with our suppliers, leaf growers and other stakeholders.

What does this mean to me as an employee?

I aim to reduce my impact on the energy, water and materials used in the course of my work. I seek to reduce the Greenhouse Gas emissions and waste that I generate. I consider the environment when making business decisions. If I am unsure of the environmental consequences of a decision, I speak to my local representative responsible for environmental matters.

As a manager, I have a duty to promote environmentally responsible behavior within my team and ensure that relevant environmental procedures are followed. I actively engage in programs aimed at improving our environmental performance.

What does this mean for our business partners?

Our business partners are expected to have adequate management controls in place to effectively mitigate environmental risks and reduce their environmental footprint. We encourage business partners to work with us to identify and address environmental challenges across our supply chain.

How can I extend my contribution?

  • Identify and suggest potential reduction opportunities, e.g. resources, materials and waste
  • Use energy and water responsibly and turn them off when not required
  • Get involved in local environmental programs
  • Submit implemented environmental projects to JTI’s annual Sustainability Awards

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