JTI at a glance

We are a member of the Japan Tobacco Group of Companies (JT), a leading international tobacco product manufacturer

We were formed in 1999 when Japan Tobacco acquired the non-US operations of tobacco company RJ Reynolds

The further acquisition of UK-based Gallaher in 2007 nearly doubled the size of JTI by adding 11,000 new employees.

Today, our company has over 26,000 employees, and operations in 120 countries. Our headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland. Our diverse employee base is made up of over 100 nationalities building careers at JTI that span our worldwide operations. We are a truly international business.

Our corporate strategy

To be the profit growth engine of the JT Group:

  • Build and nurture outstanding brands
  • Continue to enhance productivity
  • Sharpen focus on responsibility and credibility
  • Develop human resources as a cornerstone of growth

with a focus on continuous improvement

Our brands

We have nine Global Flagship Brands that constitute the core of our brand portfolio. These are the world-renowned brands:

  • Winston – the number two brand worldwide
  • Mevius / Mild Seven – the top selling charcoal filter cigarette
  • LD
  • Camel – the original American blend cigarette dating back to 1913
  • Sobranie
  • Glamour
  • Silk Cut
  • Benson & Hedges
  • Natural American Spirit

Our other tobacco products include:

  • Hamlet cigars
  • Old Holborn and Amber Leaf ‘roll-your-own’ tobacco
  • Gustavus Snus, a Swedish smokeless tobacco.

Our numbers in 2015

  • USD 3,257 million - Adjusted Operating Profit(1)
  • 63% - of the JT Group's Adjusted Operating Profit was generated by JTI
  • USD 10,338 million - in core revenue
  • 10% - reduction in CO2 emissions(2,3)
  • 7% - reduction in energy consumption(2,4)
  • 8% - reduction in water consumption(2)
  • 26% - reduction in waste generation(2)

(1) Adjusted Operating Profit = Operating profit + Amortization cost of acquired intangibles + Adjusted items (income and costs). Adjustment items (income and costs) = impairment losses on goodwill ± restructuring income and costs ± others
(2) Data over the period 2009–2015 (data are restated to account for business acquisitions)
(3)  Emissions of CO2 associated with our operations – for example, resulting from the use of electricity or fuels in our offices, factories and vehicles
(4) Includes energy from renewable and non-renewable sources, for example, electricity, gas, fuel, heat and steam


The number of JTI factories worldwide


Research & Development centers


tobacco processing facilities


offices worldwide