At Independent Tobacco, responsibility towards the community is the primary objective, reflected in our deep care and concern for the environment. We are constantly seeking innovative ways to reduce the environmental impact of the business - be it waste reduction & recycling, controlled energy use or promoting sustainable agricultural practices.
Besides this, the company also supports organizations with environmental initiatives through charities and grants.
We believe that to be successful, it is important to integrate community development and concerns into our overall strategy. When the community grows, the company grows.
Today Independent Tobacco takes several efforts to reach out to the community and make a positive contribution.
While satisfying our consumers is part of our business, we are equally motivated to conduct business with sensibility and integrity.
Being in the tobacco industry immediately places a huge social responsibility on our shoulders.
We are led by the belief that minors should never use tobacco products. Every country prohibits the sale of tobacco products to minors. There is a huge drive at the National, State and Local level, focused on preventing youth from using tobacco products.
That is why we are always seeking ways and means to keep cigarettes away from minors:
We are committed to make all efforts to support legitimate trade and avert our products being diverted into illicit trade channels.
By using strong internal controls that will bar the employees from indulging in any illicit trade. As well as keeping a close watch over our customers enables us to cease a supply to customers who are knowingly or recklessly involved in illicit trade activities.
Suppliers go through a proper screening process before conducting any business transaction.
Networking and maintaining communication with key international bodies in the business of combating illicit trade and protecting intellectual property rights.
Ultimately the only way to deal with malpractices is by procuring the right mix of people, values and laws.