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Our Approach to Sustainability

For PMI, sustainability means creating long‑term value while minimizing the negative externalities associated with our products, operations and value chain.

Our Strategy

Our strategy is structured around 4 pillars which supports our vision for a smoke-free future:

PMI Sustainability Strategy Pillars

Sustainability Materiality Assessment

To ensure our sustainability strategy addresses the most relevant topics and is aligned with societal expectations, we conducted a new sustainability assessment in 2018, involving a broad range of external and internal stakeholders. The assessment enabled us to refine our focus across the four pillars of our strategy for a smoke-free future.

PMI Sustainability Matrix

Stakeholder Engagement

As we progress towards a smoke‑free future, the trust of our stakeholders is key to our success. We engage with stakeholders on an ongoing basis in a number of ways. The infographic below shows our stakeholders by category and how we engage with them.

PMI Stakeholder Engagement infographic

* Where appropriate and as per local regulations
** We train customs and law enforcement officers as part of our efforts to fight illicit tobacco trade

Sustainability Governance

Clear governance and management structures enable us to deliver on our commitments to sustainability. We strengthened those across our organization in 2018.
In 2018, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors was formally given the mandate to oversee the sustainability strategies and performance of the company. The Committee is updated on progress by the Chief Sustainability Officer, and advises the Board on sustainability matters.

Our SMT, the company’s management, regularly reviews sustainability matters, strategy, key programs, and budget. Certain members of the SMT are part of our Sustainability Committees, which oversee and validate the company’s sustainability work.

The Chief Sustainability Officer reports to the President External Affairs and General Counsel, a member of the SMT. Heading the Sustainability Team, the Chief Sustainability Officer leads the integration of sustainability into our business. He also coordinates the Sustainability Committees, composed of senior leaders from various functions.

An increasing number of employees within the company work on sustainability on a daily basis. Some functions have dedicated teams addressing sustainability in their area of expertise. All our affiliates have appointed a local sustainability coordinator. This helps ensure that our global strategies and programs can be implemented at the market level, and that local realities are also reflected in our global efforts.

Reports, Commitments, and Policies

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Reports, Commitments, and Policies

PMI Sustainability Report 2018 high res
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14/05/2019
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PMI Sustainability Report 2018 low res
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14/05/2019
6.25 mb
GRI Content Index PMI SR 2018
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14/05/2019
0.16 mb
Tobacco Sustainability Accounting Standards - PMI SR 2018
.pdf
14/05/2019
0.09 mb
Overview of marketing principles
.pdf
14/05/2019
0.11 mb
Overview of engagement principles
.pdf
14/05/2019
0.10 mb
Our approach to corporate tax
.pdf
14/05/2019
0.09 mb
External Verification Statement 2018 scope 1 and 2
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14/05/2019
0.29 mb
External Verification Statement 2018 scope 3
.pdf
14/05/2019
0.17 mb
Guidebook for Success
.pdf
14/05/2019
2.07 mb
PMI Commitment to Human Rights
.pdf
14/05/2019
0.17 mb
PMI Human Rights Roadmap
.pdf
14/05/2019
0.64 mb
PMI's Environmental Commitment
.pdf
14/05/2019
0.18 mb
Good Agricultural Practices GAP
.pdf
14/05/2019
0.96 mb
Agricultural Labor Practices Code ALP
.pdf
14/05/2019
0.83 mb
Responsible Sourcing Principles
.pdf
14/05/2019
1.19 mb
Responsible Sourcing Principles Implementation Guidance
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14/05/2019
1.21 mb
Standards for Animal Testing
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14/05/2019
0.13 mb
PMI Sustainability Report 2017
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14/05/2019
11.22 mb
PMI Sustainability Report 2016
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14/05/2019
9.41 mb
PMI UNGC Report 2015
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14/05/2019
13.07 mb

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