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Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc. Becomes First Canadian Company to Achieve Smoke-Free Culture Certification

TORONTO, March 3, 2020 /CNW/ - Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc. (RBH) achieved Smoke-Free Culture certification, becoming the first company in Canada to receive the recognition.

RBH is on a transformational journey to a smoke-free future with a goal to Unsmoke Canada. Part of that transformation includes empowering its employees.

This certification recognizes RBH's commitment to establish a company culture towards a smoke-free future and encourages employees to remove cigarette smoke from their lives.

In addition to ensuring federal and provincial laws are followed, RBH has met the following criteria to obtain the certification:

RBH obtained the certification from TUV AUSTRIA, an independent standards institution, following a comprehensive audit conducted in the Toronto head office and the Québec City factory.

Being the first company in Canada to be Smoke-Free Culture Certified, RBH will aim to assist other Canadian organizations in how they can help their workforces quit smoking and look for tobacco alternatives to establish a smoke-free culture.

QUOTES: Anu Wadhwani, People and Culture Director, RBH:

QUOTE: Charalampos Angeloudis, Deputy General Manager, TÜV AUSTRIA Hellas:

About Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc.

Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc., an affiliate of Philip Morris International Inc., is one of Canada's leading tobacco companies and employs nearly 800 people across the country with its headquarters in Toronto and a factory in Québec City. RBH is a certified Top Employer 2020 in Canada for excellence in employee conditions. For more information visit our website.


TÜV AUSTRIA developed the Private Certification Protocol "Smoke-Free Culture" in 2018, in order to bring forward the organizations and legal entities that wish to be associated with tangible actions, implementation plans and measurable objectives in order t? be relieved from cigarette smoke in their premises, as well as during activities or events they organize. It conducts audits to verify whether an organization fulfils the requirements defined by the protocol and, when the independent audit is successful, awards the organization with the certification; ensuring an objective, impartial and fully documented assessment. The certification addresses to a variety of organizations including events, corporations, public bodies as well as communities, urban districts and local authorities, such that for cities, towns, islands and other destinations.

SOURCE Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc.

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