Roadmap to a Global Tobacco-Free Company

In this roadmap, the Business Group has provided a suggested process to achieve the goal of a global tobacco-free company. The process outlined includes the key steps, roles and responsibilities, stakeholders, and proposed timeline. 

January 09, 2020

In this roadmap, the Business Group has provided a suggested process to achieve the goal of a global tobacco-free company. The process outlined includes the key steps, roles and responsibilities, stakeholders, and proposed timeline. As different organizations are structured differently, this delegation of responsibilities may need to be tailored.

The timeline below was compiled using a variety of resources, including: the World Health Organization, the Global Smokefree Partnership, the United Kingdom’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence and real policy examples from Global Health Benefit Institute member companies. The timeframe for some of these steps is broad, while for others it is narrow. It is important that the timing for each step be tailored to your organization.

Step 1: Setting Senior Leadership Direction (18 months – 3 years out)

  • Responsibility: Corporate Senior Leadership
  • Partners: Local Senior Leadership

Step 2: Buying In Local Senior Leadership (18 months – 3 years out)

  • Responsibility: Corporate Senior Leadership
  • Partners: Local Senior Leadership

Step 3: Engaging Local Stakeholders (18 months – 3 years out)

  • Responsibility: Local Senior Leadership, Manager & Working Group
  • Partners: Human Resources, Unions, Corporate Senior Leadership

Step 4: Policy Design & Implementation (18 months – 3 years out)

  • Responsibility: Local Senior Leadership, Manager & Working Group
  • Partners: Human Resources, Health Services, Health Benefits, Legal, Finance, Unions, Corporate Senior Leadership

Step 5: Communication Campaign (ASAP to 6 months out)

  • Responsibility: Local Senior Leadership, Manager & Working Group, Employee Champions
  • Partners: Corporate Senior Leadership, Human Resources

Step 6: Structuring Available Tobacco Cessation Resources (ASAP to 3 months out)

  • Responsibility: Corporate Senior Leadership Local Senior Leadership, Manager & Working Group
  • Partners: Employee Champions, Health Services, Health Benefits, Community Organizations, Government, Vendor Partners

Step 7: Physically Changing the Workplace (Prior to official policy change)

  • Responsibility: Manager & Working Group
  • Partners: Human Resources, Maintenance, Security, Legal

Step 8: Monitoring & Evaluation (Annually/Ongoing)

  • Responsibility: Corporate Senior Leadership, Local Senior Leadership, Manager & Working Group
  • Partners: Human Resources, Mangers & Supervisors, Maintenance, Security, Finance, Health Benefits, Health Services, Employee Champions, Vendor Partners

Roadmap to a Global Tobacco-Free Company

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