Core Values

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22nd Century Values: How We Conduct Ourselves


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, 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.

The Strength of Many

To be globally competitive, we embrace and cultivate the richness that diversity brings to our organization. 22nd Century has always been committed to promoting a diverse work force and providing opportunities for everyone to contribute to their fullest potential.

Equality of Employment

22nd Century 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.

Harassment Free / Violence Free Workplace

One of 22nd Century 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 believes that its employees, customers and shareholders benefit from a workplace free of alcohol and drug abuse.

Environment Health & Safety

22nd Century 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 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 employees.
Our EH&S policy is the basis for our commitment to environment, health and safety programs.

Supplier Diversity

22nd Century 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 growth opportunities.
At 22nd Century, 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.

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 belief is that all accidents can be prevented. 22nd Century 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.