PMI’s focus on supply chain controls and product protection to help prevent illicit trade
08 AUG 2022
At PMI, as we advance on our journey toward delivering a smoke-free future, we know we must increase our efforts to secure both our supply chain and the products we sell. It is an integral part of our work to drive operational excellence, and to protect consumers and our brands from smugglers and counterfeiters. Ensuring our customers are sold only genuine and legal goods is fundamental.
Illicit trade makes cheap, unregulated tobacco products easily accessible—undermining efforts to reduce smoking and protect youth from initiation. This is why eliminating the illicit tobacco trade has been a long-standing priority for us, and why addressing this global issue is central to many public health agencies around the world.
Discover how PMI controls its supply chain and protects its products by leveraging technology and innovation that helps detect and tackle illicit trade. This includes the application of authentication and security technologies, tracking and tracing our products across the supply chain, and using machine learning to identify and prevent illegal online sales.
PMI’s supply chain controls and illicit trade prevention efforts (2022)
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