CTA CONTINENTAL MANAGEMENT POLICY



CTA – Continental Tobaccos Alliance S/A is committed to meet requirements as well as to exceed expectations of its customers, team members, stakeholders and the community by furnishing the necessary resources and acting responsibly in the areas of quality, health & safety, environmental and social responsibility, through management focused on:


HEALTH & SAFETY

Apply best practices of procedures and standards throughout all aspects of operations in relation to health and safety of the workforce, including third parties on company grounds. Work toward prevention of occupational illnesses / injuries and maintain the Ergonomics Program.


SUSTAINABILITY, ENVIRONMENT AND BIODIVERSITY

Act with focus on Sustainability of operations and on implementation of the Sustainable Tobacco program (STP). Comply with current environmental legislation, with practices for excellence in waste management and emissions control, workforce awareness and continuous improvement actions. Direct attention towards sustainability and biodiversity, with protection and conservation practices.


FOCUS ON CUSTOMERS AND SUPPLIERS

Act responsibly, meet customer requirements and exceed their expectations. Raise suppliers’ and partners’ awareness of the adopted quality, health, safety, and environmental standards, as well as to act with social responsibility, complying with Labor and Social Security legislation, legilation and principles on human rights, and ILO conventions.


DIVERSITY

Respect, promote and give value to human diversity in the working environment, enabling fairer, healthier and more inclusive actions.


PEOPLE

Comply with labor legislation, raise awareness regarding best practices for environmental preservation, health and safety inside and outside company premises. Follow up on employee performance, their needs for improvement, opportunities for professional growth, and their capacity to carry out processes with quality, safety and socio-environmental responsibility.


CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

Continuously improve processes relating to product quality, health and safety, environmental preservation and social responsibility.


CHILD LABOR ERADICATION

Comply with ILO conventions 138 and 182 (labor practices and minimum working age) and collaborate with existing laws on the eradication of child labor with programs aimed toward tobacco growers’ children, ensuring their school enrollment and attendance.