Industrial relations

We recognize and respect the rights of workers to organize in trade unions. We recognize workers' rights to associate and bargain collectively.

We have a long history of positive industrial relations. Across our business, we have open and constructive relationships with Trade Unions and Works Councils and we work with them on a wide range of issues.

Trade Unions and Work Councils represent our employees in more than 20 countries and in most of these locations the majority of the workforce is unionized.  The main role of these groups is to represent the views of the worker and communicate between the workforce and the Company.  We also have a voluntary European Works Council agreement, which ensures that representatives of our workforce across the EU are informed and consulted appropriately.


We’re guided by six principles, a set of steadfast ethical beliefs


JTI has employees in 72 countries