Our Approach

From our employees to our shareholders, and our suppliers to our customers, at Philip Morris International (PMI) we are committed to operating with integrity and are focused on responsibly delivering long-term, sustainable growth. We apply high standards everywhere we operate and have set clear and measurable targets that help us improve the impact we have on the world around us.

Each year, we purchase in excess of 400,000 metric tons of tobacco leaf from farmers and suppliers in more than 30 countries. We process that leaf into tobacco products in 53 manufacturing facilities employing more than 50,000 people around the world. We share common interests with the communities where our tobacco leaf is farmed and processed. We work to ensure the efficiency and low environmental impact of our operations, while providing safe, secure and sustainable livelihoods for our supplier farmers and their communities through our Good Agricultural Practices program (GAP) and Our Contributions program.

When it comes to our environmental footprint, we will decrease energy, water consumption, and carbon (CO2) emissions in our manufacturing facilities by 20% by 2015. By 2020 we will achieve a 30% decrease in CO2 emissions across our entire value chain. We measure our performance per million units of product equivalent, against a 2010 baseline. Related to energy, our particular focus is on reducing energy from fossil fuels and we are increasing the share of our energy that comes from renewable sources. When we say “CO2 emissions” we’re referring to greenhouse gas emissions, converted to carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalents.


Our Priorities

We have focused our sustainability efforts into five key areas and set measurable and deliverable goals for each: environmental performance, climate change, good agricultural practicesrural communities, and workplace safety.

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The efficient and competitive production of quality tobacco in conditions that minimize the impact on the natural environment, and that improves the socioeconomic conditions of the people and communities involved in its production

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* Against a 2010 baseline, per million units of product equivalent.

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