Just before the sun begins to rise, Todd Glover checks the tobacco his workers picked from one of his many tobacco fields in Wilson, NC.
Curing tobacco is more science than art, he says. Making sure there’s just enough moisture in the tobacco at the right time, and conversely, that the tobacco has been dried out at the perfect moment, makes a difference in tobacco quality. And for Todd, delivering the highest quality tobacco for Philip Morris USA is important.
Our companies work hard to develop strong, sustainable supply chains by partnering with thousands of suppliers from farmers, like Todd, to manufacturers. Our suppliers deliver high-quality goods and services, manage business risk and find innovative solutions to tough issues. Open dialogue, shared expectations and honest feedback contribute to these strong relationships – some dating back decades.
We promote a strong culture of compliance and equip our employees to exercise sound business judgment when selecting suppliers. We work with suppliers who respect workers' rights; reduce costs and their environmental impact; and comply with our contracts and laws. Employees receive communications and training on topics such as antitrust, anti-bribery/anti-corruption and third-party vendor management.
Our supply chain management approach includes: