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Human Rights and Labor Rights

Our Commitment and Ongoing Focus

Respecting human and labor rights is a critical element of doing business responsibly

PMI is committed to respecting all internationally recognized human rights in accordance with the U.N. Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. We commit, in particular, to respect the relevant rights embodied in the International Bill of Rights and the International Labor Organization’s 1998 Declaration on Fundamental Rights and Principles at Work throughout our operations, including our entire value chain – from supplier to consumer.

Our long-term goal is to implement a comprehensive human-rights risk-management system, which aims to include policies and procedures to identify, mitigate, and respond to negative human rights impacts. 

Today, we are conducting a detailed and systematic gap analysis to determine how to improve our policy on human rights. 

We intend to develop a detailed Human Rights Policy, which explains our commitment to human rights, the role and responsibility of PMI management, and our approach to assess the policy’s impact and to integrate these findings in our day-to-day operations.


people living or working on farms that supply tobacco to PMI


employees of diverse backgrounds who come from every corner of the globe


suppliers across our entire value chain

Our Ongoing Focus

In addition to implementing our Human Rights Commitment, which sets out a more systematic rights-based approach in accordance with the U.N. Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, we are also active on a wide range of topics that relate to labor rights and human rights.

For more detailed information on our efforts, we invite you to read our United Nations Global Compact Communication on Progress.


Supply Chain

Workplace Integrity


of employees covered by Collective Labor Agreements


of management positions held by women


Lost Time Injury Rate per 200,000 hours worked


Vehicle crashes in our fleet per million kilometers driven

Product Development & Marketing

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