Kretek International, Inc. (“Kretek”) takes social compliance very seriously. The primary goals of our social compliance program are to ensure products are produced in humane conditions and to protect the integrity of Kretek’s brands which includes, Phillips & King International, Tobacco Business International, Ventura Cigar, Kretek Canada, Tobacco Plus Expo 20 International, Ventura Vapor, and Tobacco Media Group.
Kretek’s social compliance program is mandatory for suppliers of cigars, and other tobacco leaf products. All domestic and import vendors supplying national, private, captive or vendor label merchandise are required to disclose their facilities and participate in factory audits. If the vendor or brand manages and enforces their own social compliance program, the vendor may submit supporting documents to demonstrate that it meets Kretek’s standards outlined in the Supplier Code of Conduct. Failure to fully disclose or cooperate may lead to cancelled purchase orders or in some cases termination of business by Kretek.
Our goal is to ensure products are manufactured according to local laws, and in a socially responsible manner. By working together, Kretek and our suppliers will be able to maintain – and improve - the supply chain to enable continued success in producing quality products for North American consumers.
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