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
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 2017, which is available at
We acknowledge the importance of protecting the environment and strive to reduce the impact of our activities on the environment. We seek to reduce the use of resources like water and energy in our production facilities, and we manage and seek to reduce the amount of waste as well as emissions of air and water. By these initiatives to protect the environment, we aim to also reduce our impact on the climate.
People and communities
Our employees are the foundation for the success of our business and their well-being is critical to us. We want all our employees to enjoy safe and healthy working conditions and seek to reduce the risk of accidents and work-related illnesses. We treat everyone with respect, trust and dignity. No form of discrimination is tolerated as 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 a 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 comply with the 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.*
We do not accept and do not use child labour. 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, such as 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 work 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.