Join the Verified Tobacco-Free Program
Tobacco Free Portfolios is working with regulatory bodies to roll out our new initiative ‘Verified Tobacco-Free’.
Pension funds and other investment bodies can apply to use the Verified Tobacco-Free certification stamp, subject to audit, to publicly declare their tobacco-free position. This will act as a guarantee to members and consumers that money is not being invested in the tobacco industry.
We hope that the Verified Tobacco-Free certification stamp will become a distinctive and recognised indicator of the tobacco-free status of an organisation and will encourage others to follow suit.
The initiative was officially launched on 18 October 2018 in Sydney, Australia, by Her Royal Highness Princess Dina Mired of Jordan, in her capacity as Global Ambassador for Tobacco Free Portfolios. It is intended that ‘Verified Tobacco-Free’ will become a global initiative following the launch in Australia.
There are three variations of the Verified Tobacco-Free certification stamp representing different categories. The categories are distinguished by wording and colour. The three Verified Tobacco-Free categories are:
- Verified Tobacco-Free
- Verified Tobacco-Free Product (for Fund Managers only)
- Verified Tobacco-Free Commitment (considered to be ‘in transition’ to Tobacco-Free)