“We are proud to be once again on CDP’s prestigious A List,” said PMI Chief Executive Officer André Calantzopoulos. “We are not just transforming our products to deliver better alternatives to millions of adult smokers across the world, we also are making sustainability an integral part of our business strategy, including our focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.”
PMI has committed to making its manufacturing climate neutral by 2030. As an important first milestone on this journey, PMI announced in October that its Lithuanian operation was certified carbon neutral after 10 years of work to optimize the factory’s energy usage, including switching to renewable energies. PMI’s wider commitment to reduce its carbon footprint is aligned with the objective to limit global warming to under 1.5°C, with carbon neutrality targeted by 2050.
“For many years, PMI has been taking actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our operations and across our value chain, where 85 percent of the emissions occur. Being placed on CDP’s A List for climate change validates the progress we are making in our commitment to sustainability and environmental transparency,” said Huub Savelkouls, PMI’s Chief Sustainability Officer. “The private sector has a pivotal role to play, but to prevent a climate crisis all companies must act. We are ready to share our expertise and work together to maximize our collective impact.”
About Sustainability at PMI
To learn more about PMI’s leadership in combating climate change, visit 50climateleaders.com. The 50 Sustainability Climate Leaders project is a response from the international business community that demonstrates the desire, leadership and will to take effective action in the fight against the climate crisis. To learn more about sustainability at PMI, visit www.pmi.com/sustainability.
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The full methodology and criteria for the Climate Change A List are available on CDP’s website at https://www.cdp.net/en/guidance/guidance-for-companies under “CDP scoring methodologies 2019.”
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