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PM Hun Sen hails JTI as one of Kingdom’s top taxpayers

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JTI donates Covid-19 equipment to Minister of Justice HE Koeut Rith (centre left). SUPPLIED

PM Hun Sen hails JTI as one of Kingdom’s top taxpayers

Prime Minister Hun Sen has acknowledged and appreciated JTI Cambodia for the company’s tax payment to aiding the growth and development of the national economy.

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The letter from Prime Minister Hun Sen. SUPPLIED

The government has ranked JTI Cambodia at 22nd among all taxpayers in the country.

In a letter to JTI, the prime minister said: “The contribution of your company is a meaningful participation from the private sector which is an important development partner to the government and is a key pillar for the development and growth of the national economy.”

The company has also always cooperated with the government and law enforcement agencies, especially the Ministry of Economy and Finance, by sharing knowledge, best practices and information on better operating environments, tax policy and illicit trade.

JTI is the first company in Cambodia certified as a Global Top Employer by the Top Employers Institute in Holland.

It also became one of the first companies in the world to be awarded EY’s Global Equality Standard (GES) certificate, which measures equal opportunities and pay in the workplace.

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JTI employees plant mangrove trees in Kampot province. SUPPLIED

Moreover, parents at JTI, regardless of gender, receive five months of fully paid leave to take care of their family when they welcome a newborn child.

As a company, JTI contributes to the communities in which it does business, and is committed to addressing social and environmental challenges.

The programmes JTI supports are aimed at making communities more inclusive and resilient to hardship.

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JTI donates food during the February Covid-19 outbreak. SUPPLIED

Together with its employees, it has supported the community during the Covid-19 outbreak by providing food packages for more than 1,000 families.

Significantly, the company has supported people with disabilities, seniors and the homeless, and provided assistance for communities who suffered from floods.

It further invests in environmental sustainability by implementing tree planting and recycling projects with its partners.

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About

JTI is a leading international tobacco and vaping company with operations in more than 130 countries. It is the global owner of both Winston, the number two cigarette brand in the world, and Camel, outside the USA. Other global brands include Mevius and LD. JTI is also a major player in the international vaping market with its heated tobacco brand, Ploom, and e-cigarette brand, Logic. Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the Company employs over 40,000 people and was awarded Global Top Employer for the seventh consecutive year. JTI is a member of the JT Group of Companies. For more information visit www.jti.com.

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