Good Agricultural Practices2 min read
Sustainable farming, better opportunities for farmers, fighting to end child labor.
Sustainability and profitability go hand-in-hand on the farm
Since 2002, we have adopted and continually developed a Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) program, which defines the principles and standards we expect to be met by all those who grow and supply tobacco for PMI. These principles and standards focus on three areas: how to improve working conditions on the farm, how to address the impact of tobacco farming on the environment, and how to make tobacco farming profitable and sustainable.
Among the companies we studied, Philip Morris International appears to have taken the greatest number of steps to be transparent about its human-rights policies and monitoring procedures, including by publishing on its website its own progress reports as well as several detailed reports by third-party monitors.