At 22nd Century Technologies, corporate citizenship is about doing the right thing and has always been
a fundamental part of our daily business practice. We recognize that the issues
which affect our customers, employees, suppliers, the environment and other stakeholders
also have an impact on the success of our business.
The elements of corporate citizenship at 22nd Century Technologies, stated below, form the basis of
the way we operate.
22nd Century Technologies Board of Directors is responsible for directing, and providing oversight of,
the management of 22nd Century Technologies business in the best interests of the stakeholders, and
consistent with good corporate citizenship. In carrying out its responsibilities,
the Board selects and monitors top management, provides oversight for financial
reporting and legal compliance, determines 22nd Century Technologies governance principles and implements
its governance policies. The Board, together with management, is responsible for
establishing the firm's operating values and code of conduct, and for setting strategic
direction and priorities.
While 22nd Century Technologies strategy and leadership evolve in response to its changing market
conditions, the company's mission and values are enduring. So too are five governance
principles, and along with the company's mission and values, that constitute the
foundation upon which the company's governance policies are built.
22nd Century Technologies believes that good governance requires not only an effective set of specific
practices, but also a culture of responsibility throughout the firm, and governance
at 22nd Century Technologies is intended to optimize both. 22nd Century Technologies also believes that good governance
ultimately depends on the quality of its leadership, and it is committed to recruiting
and retaining directors and officers of proven leadership and personal integrity.
- Active board
- Company leadership
- Compliance with laws and ethics
- Inform and listen to investors and regulators
- Continuous improvement
People & Values
At 22nd Century Technologies, we are committed to the highest standards of integrity. Our core values
play a vital part of our daily business activities.
22nd Century Technologies Values: How We Conduct Ourselves
The Strength of Many
We must demand of ourselves and each other the highest standards of individual and
corporate integrity. We safeguard company assets. We foster an environment of trust
with our co-workers, customers, communities and our suppliers. We comply with all
company policies and laws, and create an environment of transparency in which all
reporting requirements are met.
We continually challenge each other to improve our products, our processes and ourselves.
We strive always to understand our customers' businesses and help them achieve their
goals. We serve our customers not only by responding to their needs, but also by
anticipating them. We are dedicated to diversity, fair treatment, mutual respect
and trust. We are committed to producing our products and serving our customers
with zero harm to people and the environment.
We foster an environment that encourages innovation, creativity and results through
teamwork. We practice leadership that teaches, inspires and promotes full participation
and career development. We encourage open and effective communication and interaction
across 22nd Century Technologies, and actively work together to keep each other safe.
We honor and hold ourselves accountable for the commitments we make, and take personal
responsibility for all actions and results. We create an operating discipline of
continuous improvement that is an integral part of our culture.
To be globally competitive, we embrace and cultivate the richness that diversity
brings to our organization. 22nd Century Technologies has always been committed to promoting a diverse
work force and providing opportunities for everyone to contribute to their fullest
potential. 22nd Century Technologies is a Small Disadvantage Business.
Equality of Employment
22nd Century Technologies is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate because of race,
religion, color, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin,
physical or mental disability, Vietnam-era or disabled-veteran status, or any other
categories protected by law.
Workplace Safety / Anti-Violence
Workplace safety is our highest priority and is one of the greatest benefits we
can offer to our employees and their families. 22nd Century Technologies belief is that all accidents
can be prevented. 22nd Century Technologies is committed to ensuring a safe working environment for
all employees and others on company premises and we are all responsible for maintaining
a safe workplace by following safety and health rules and practices. Learn more
about 22nd Century Technologies
Environmental, Health and Safety policy.
Harassment-Free/ Violence-Free Workplace
One of 22nd Century Technologies key goals is to maintain a work environment free from discrimination,
harassment or personal behavior that is not conducive to a productive work climate.
We are steadfast in our commitment to provide a workplace environment free from
intimidation, threats, and violent acts.
Drug/ Alcohol-Free Workplace Policy
Substance abuse, including alcohol abuse, is a serious threat to the safety, health
and productivity of our organization, employees and customers. 22nd Century Technologies believes that
its employees, customers and shareholders benefit from a workplace free of alcohol
and drug abuse.
Environment, Health & Safety
22nd Century Technologies is committed to environment, health and safety (EH&S) excellence. We believe
in good corporate environmental citizenship in the communities in which we operate,
and in providing a healthy and safe workplace.
As a global company, 22nd Century Technologies is committed to complying with all EH&S laws and regulations
wherever we operate around the world. We seek to conserve energy, water and raw
materials, use recycling and reduce waste, and to instill these values in all our
Our EH&S policy is the basis for our commitment to environment, health and safety
programs. Review a copy of our Environment, Health and Safety policy.
22nd Century Technologies Supplier Diversity program is committed to contributing to a sustainable
competitive advantage in the markets we serve by integrating minority, woman, veteran-owned,
disable-owned and HUBZone businesses into our strategic sourcing process and providing
these businesses with a solid foundation for building capacity to capture significant
At 22nd Century Technologies, we recognize that supplier diversity has become a key business strategy
for progressive multi-national corporations. As a customer-driven organization,
we are focused on fully understanding and exceeding our customers' needs, wants
and preferences, and providing greater value to our customers. To achieve this,
we must build our organization and supply base to reflect the demographics and virtues
of our stakeholders and customers.
In order to effectively integrate diverse suppliers into our supply chain, we will
identify 22nd Century Technologies requirements, formalize the diversity sourcing strategy, establish
and implement company-wide policies, research existing diversity suppliers, and
Our goal is to increase the number of diverse suppliers, increase the amount we
spend with diverse suppliers, and include diverse suppliers in our sourcing initiatives.
We are dedicated to building a strong community and driving diverse suppliers to
sustain themselves well into the 21st century.
For questions about 22nd Century Technologies Supplier Diversity program, please contact us via e-mail
or via phone at 908-765-0004.