Stakeholder Consultation

Stakeholder engagement is essential for establishing a robust, credible, and effective Index.

  • Active engagement of Stakeholders is critical to the achievement of our objective – the acceleration of tobacco industry transformation for the benefit of public health. We seek and apply insights and feedback from divergent perspectives toward the evolutionary development of the Index through:
  • broad listening sessions, which provide valuable input to the design process
  • focused dialogue with stakeholder groups, including investors and researchers


The Stakeholder Consultation Report describes our stakeholder engagement supporting the 2020 Index.

The Post Publication Review Summary documents key insights and recommendations obtained through interviews with selected stakeholders, which were conducted subsequent to the publication of the first Index.

Our interim, 2021, Stakeholder Dialogue Sessions Report describes our 2022 Index focused dialogue with investors and researchers.

We will issue a report on our wider Stakeholder Consultation associated with the 2022 Index at publication.

We define our Stakeholder population broadly and welcome public health, investors, researchers, companies, and others with an interest in health impacts to participate. Index information and insight are openly available, and we strive to include all relevant views in its development. We recognize that our Stakeholders also include entities and individuals who do not agree with our objective of accelerating tobacco industry transformation for the benefit of public health. We acknowledge that differing opinions exist relating to the validity of the science and to the roles of industry and consumers in this transformation. We hope all Stakeholders find the Index research helpful, and we remain open to constructive dialogue regarding our objectives, approach, and results.

Stakeholder Consultation Report
March 2020

Post Publication Review Summary

December 2020

Stakeholder Dialogue Sessions
September 2021

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