As a leading multinational that manufactures and sells products in over 180 countries, PMI has a complex environmental footprint that needs to be managed. That’s why we have ambitious targets to reduce emissions, including a long-term commitment to tackle climate change. We’re proud of the longevity of our programs, the comprehensive disclosure of our activities and our tangible results. We surpassed our aim for 20-percent lower fossil-fuel-related emissions from manufacturing operations by the end of 2016 – actually achieving 27%. Now we’re targeting a 30% reduction in our carbon footprint across our whole value chain by 2020.
Reduction of absolute CO2e emissions from our own operations (scope 1 and 2) by 2020, 40% by 2030, and 60% by 2040, versus 2010 baseline
Share of electricity used in manufacturing from renewables by 2030, versus 2010 baseline
Reduction of absolute CO2e emissions from our operations and value chain (scope 1, 2, and 3) by 2030, versus 2010 baseline
Reduction of flue-curing GHG emissions by 2020, versus 2010 baseline
Share of tobacco leaf purchased that is cured using sustainably sourced fuels by 2020
Coal used in tobacco curing by 2020
Improvements in our factories range from small – or even zero-cost measures – to large-scale process changes
Installation of low- or no-energy (natural) lighting in Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic
Heat recovery from process equipment in Indonesia, Russia, Poland, and Canada
Steam-system optimization or reduction in Indonesia, Argentina, Poland, Switzerland, Canada, Germany, Lithuania, Russia, and Pakistan
Chiller-system improvements in Indonesia, Kazakhstan, and Russia
Air-compressor, vacuum, or ventilation improvements in Indonesia, Mexico, Poland, and Russia
More efficient humidification in Turkey and Canada
ISO 14001 is the pre-eminent international standard for environmental management, providing us with a consistent framework for managing our environmental impact. 100 percent of our factories worldwide are ISO 14001 certified.
PMI has been recognized as a ‘Climate A-Lister’ for the 5th year running by CDP.
We are committed to sustainable water management to help conserve this resource globally. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, find out more!
What steps are we taking to reduce the environmental footprint of tobacco farming around the world?