Until 2018, we separately issued an Annual Report and a Sustainability report, as tools to communicate with our stakeholders. However, recognizing the need to communicate about our business through a longer perspective with both financial and non-financial indicators, we decided to publish an integrated report starting in 2019. We are committed to transparency in providing our stakeholders with relevant information through the new report. We hope the report will help our stakeholders to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the JT Group’s sustainable corporate value growth.
The JT Group is a leading global tobacco company operating in over 70 countries and regions. Our products are sold in over 130 countries and regions and our internationally recognized brands include Winston, Camel, MEVIUS and LD. Our pharmaceutical and processed food businesses complement the Group’s profit growth and we are developing these businesses for sustainable growth.