“This report uncovers serious child labor abuses that should not
occur on any farm, anywhere.
PMI has engaged in an ongoing dialogue with HRW about the company’s efforts to address labor abuses in its supply chain and today’s report includes the following description of PMI’s efforts in this area:
“Of the companies approached by
In addition, HRW notes that, “PMI provided extensive detail
about implementation of other aspects of the ALP in the US and globally.
PMI also shared with
In addition to identifying a number of labor abuses found in
PMI’s commitment in this area includes continued support and active
participation in a multi-lateral initiative (the
Written correspondence between PMI and HRW about the issues raised in today’s report can be found under ‘Related downloads’ on our website here.
NOTE TO THE EDITOR:
PMI developed a comprehensive global program (our Agricultural
Labor Practices Program) through a strategic partnership with an
internationally-renowned leading NGO in the field of social
With this program, we have set strict standards, trained nearly 4,000
PMI and supplier staff to move forward with its implementation and today
are reaching close to half a million farmers worldwide. We are training,
monitoring and, most importantly, supporting farmers to adopt better and
safer practices on tobacco farms. In 2013 alone, we have invested nearly
PMI is fully transparent about the rollout of its global ALP program and detailed information about our progress worldwide can be found here.
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