Sourcing raw materials and other supplies responsibly

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Central to becoming a leader in sustainable business practices is engaging with our suppliers to achieve a responsible, sustainable supply chain.

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PMI has a significant global supply chain, and our approach to sustainable supply chain management includes a set of Responsible Sourcing Principles (RSP), which define expectations for our suppliers and their suppliers too.

Our supply chain due diligence system aligns with the UNGPs. We aim to continue working with our business partners to proactively identify, manage and reduce risks, and create shared value.

Manufacturers of electronic devices for heated tobacco products and e-cigarettes are fairly new to our supply chain. Formal assessments of these tier 1 suppliers found that most of them aligned with our RSP, although some had issues that needed to be resolved – primarily recruitment practices and the living conditions of migrant workers.

In parallel to our RSP process, specific sustainability risks of our tobacco supply chain are addressed through our Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), structured around four key pillars – governance, crop, environment and people. We expect all those who grow and supply tobacco to PMI to meet these principles and measurable standards.


Responsible Sourcing Principles

Our Responsible Sourcing Principles document is available in English, and 26 different languages. You can download them below.

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Responsible Sourcing Principles (RSP) - 26 Languages

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  • Deutsch - German

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  • Español (España) - Spanish ES

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  • Español (Latinoamérica) - Spanish LA

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  • Français - French

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  • Magyar - Hungarian

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  • Português de Portugal - Portuguese PT

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  • Português do Brasil - Portuguese BR

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  • Română - Romanian

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  • Slovenčina - Slovakian

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  • SrpskiСрпски - Serbian

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  • Tiếng Việt - Vietnamese

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  • Türkçe - Turkish

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  • Ελληνικά - Greek

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  • Македонски - Macedonian

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  • Русский - Russian

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  • Українська - Ukranian

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  • עברית - Hebrew

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  • العربية - Arabic

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  • ไทย - Thai

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  • 한국어 - Korean

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  • 简体中文 - Chinese (Simplified)

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Our Supplier Due Diligence Framework

We have designed a Supplier Due Diligence Framework to evaluate our suppliers’ status in social, environmental and business integrity compliance and to address gaps within our RSP and other commitments.

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An initial screening of our suppliers according to geography and industry will identify those that should be closely monitored and assessed. Our objective is to support suppliers in a continuous improvement approach to align their practices with our requirements, improving the overall working and living conditions in our supply chain. To deliver our Due Diligence Framework in practice, we are setting up an online supplier platform. Using a risk-based approach, we plan to invite 2,000 suppliers to join the platform by 2020.