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Labor Rights

Protecting Migrant Workers

Migrants on tobacco farms are particularly vulnerable

Thats why were contributing around the world to prevent the exploitation of migrant workers and their families in tobacco farming and help them integrate into society.

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Find out how PMI prevents forced labor and human trafficking

Around 27,000 of the 450,000 farms in our supply chain hire migrant workers at some stage during the crop cycle.

Migrant workers are particularly vulnerable, often due to exploitation in recruitment and hiring. They face a host of risks that vary between countries and communities. Risks range from unscrupulous crew leaders or labor contractors to problematic compensation models, such as end of season payments. They can also fall victim to forced labor and human trafficking.

In addition to prioritizing specific interventions and the ongoing work under our Agricultural Labor Practices (ALP) Program, we are committed to understanding these risks and addressing the needs of migrant communities throughout our value chain. This is why we build partnerships with international organizations to address this issue.

Building partnerships to protect migrant workers

Supporting Migrants in Europe


Europe is facing a movement of peoples unprecedented in recent history. 
We're partnering with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to provide assistance to the most vulnerable migrants and reduce exploitation and other forms of human-rights abuses in Italy's agricultural sector. Our collaboration addresses immediate material needs, supports better access to social services, and provides legal and social counseling. 

We also provided emergency support to IOM in Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to build winterproof facilities for migrants at all stages of their journey.

Discover how PMI provides assistance to the most vulnerable migrants in Europe
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