As an operating company of Altria Group, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company is committed to pursuing its business objectives with integrity and in full compliance with applicable laws, regulations and company policies. How we conduct our business is as important as the results we achieve. This is the right thing to do, and it makes good business sense.
Our compliance efforts are guided by Altria’s Compliance & Integrity Program
and led by USSTC’s Chief Compliance Officer.
Key elements of USSTC’s Compliance & Integrity Program include:
- The Altria Code of Conduct for Compliance & Integrity – The Code provides an overview of the laws and policies that govern the activities of Altria and its companies, and reflects a commitment to protect those who seek advice, raise concerns or report misconduct.
- The Integrity Helpline – Our employees understand the importance of asking compliance-related questions and reporting potential issues of non-compliance. While employees are encouraged to have face-to-face dialogue when reporting potential issues of non-compliance, they also have the option to report anonymously through the Integrity HelpLine. The HelpLine is managed by an independent third-party vendor and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. USSTC does not tolerate retaliation by management or co-workers against anyone who in good faith reports an actual or potential non-compliance concern.