Responsibility is one of our five core values and embedded in how we conduct our business.
We want Scandinavian Tobacco Group’s business to be conducted to the highest standards. We are committed to honest and ethical behavior, and we want commercial partners, employees, civil society, regulators and others with whom we engage, to consider us to be trustworthy and transparent.
Our Code of Conduct describes the behaviour we expect from every one of our employees in order to ensure compliance and high ethical standards across our business. The Code of Conduct also comprises our fundamental beliefs and over-all policies in the area of Social Responsibility, including our commitment to respect human rights and labour rights, to limit our impact on the environment and our will to provide safe and healthy working conditions for our employees.
Based on the Code of Conduct we develop internal policies, guidelines and projects to turn the Code into actions and to continuously improve in terms of sustainability. Our Code of Conduct is available online on:
Code of Conduct
For the statutory statement on corporate social responsibility in compliance with section 99a of the Danish Financial Statements Act, see the Corporate Social Responsibility Report for 2019, which is available here:
Reports and documents
Scandinavian Tobacco Group acknowledges the importance of limiting our environmental and climate impact. We seek to reduce the use of resources like water and energy in our production facilities, as well as effectively manage our waste.
People and communities
Our employees are the foundation for our success and their well-being is critical to us. We want all of our employees to enjoy safe and healthy working conditions, and we actively work to reduce the risk of accidents and work-related illnesses. We also believe that our employees should be treated with respect, trust and dignity. No form of discrimination is tolerated, and we embrace everyone irrespective of gender, nationality, age, religion, race, ethnicity, political opinion, union membership, sexual orientation, disability, health status or any other characteristic. We value the dialogue and collaboration with our employees and aim to apply good labour practices in all our operations. We respect that our employees have freedom of association, the right to be represented by a union and the right to bargain collectively. Terms of employment and working conditions, as a minimum, must always comply with local law, including any law on minimum wage.
We respect internationally recognised human rights as described in the International Bill of Human Rights, the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and conventions describing the rights of children (Please see our Code of Conduct for the full list).
Scandinavian Tobacco Group neither accepts nor uses child labour in any part of our supply chain. We respect children’s rights, including their right to development and education, rest, and play. No child should be subject to forced labour or to child labour, including work for which the child is too young (below the applicable minimum age), or work which is mentally, physically, socially or morally dangerous to children, or that interferes with their schooling. Our aim is to avoid causing or contributing to adverse impacts on human rights, including children’s rights, and to address and mitigate such impacts if they occur.
Anti-corruption and bribery
Scandinavian Tobacco Group has a zero-tolerance approach to corruption and all forms of bribery, including facilitating payments.
Negative impacts associated with corruption and bribery include both reputation and legal risks which can damage the Group, our business partners, and society. This is why we maintain a zero-tolerance policy toward corruption and bribery.