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 all laws. It's not only the right thing to do; 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 and Integrity WebLine – 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 and Integrity WebLine. These resources are managed by an independent third-party vendor and are 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.