In 2016 we established PMI IMPACT, a first-of-its-kind global initiative to support public, private, and nongovernmental organizations to develop and implement projects against illegal trade and related crimes such as corruption, money laundering, and organized crime. PMI has pledged USD 100 million for three funding rounds.
The centerpiece of PMI IMPACT is an independent Expert Council, whose members oversee grants for projects ranging from research initiatives, to awareness programs, to on-the-ground activities. The Expert Council evaluates project proposals, selects the applications for the award of grants by PMI, and reviews the progress and the results of the projects during their implementation.
In the first funding round for PMI IMPACT, a total of 180 organizations including government agencies, universities and research institutes, NGOs, and private entities have proposed more than 200 projects under three focus areas: research, education and awareness, and action. Submissions came from 43 countries, primarily in Europe and North America.
Around the world, we have teams of employees that work to tackle this complex issue at the market level. We have a comprehensive approach that addresses the entire supply chain, and work in cooperation with governments and law enforcement authorities.
PMI is dedicated to fighting the illegal tobacco trade. We’ve invested significant resources to ensure strong controls in our supply chain, to raise awareness of the consequences of the illegal tobacco trade, and to develop workable solutions.
Working with multiple stakeholders, we can go further. PMI IMPACT creates a platform for a wide range of organizations and stakeholders to implement coordinated action, resources, and jointly-focused activity with sustainable results against the illegal trade.
To find out more about PMI IMPACT, visit: pmi-impact.com
We advocate for effective solutions to fight the illegal cigarette trade in the EU and beyond.
Working with governments and law enforcement to stop the global flow of illicit whites