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Agricultural Practices - John Middleton Co.

In order to make our products, we need to buy good quality tobacco from reliable sources at a fair price.

John Middleton acquires its tobacco from tobacco merchants who procure leaf from growers overseas. As a condition of our business relationship, we require that suppliers promote and maintain good agricultural practices with their contract growers such as:

  • employment practices and worker safety;
  • resource and environmental management; and
  • Green Tobacco Sickness¬†prevention, where applicable.
The focus areas of the international Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) program include:

  • reducing negative environmental impact;
  • supporting good labor management practices, including on-farm safety; and
  • promoting operational efficiencies.
The implementation of each tobacco merchant’s GAP program reflects the different conditions and markets in various countries.


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