Our companies play an active role in protecting our natural resources and reducing our environmental impact.
We understand the affect our companies and their products may have on our environment, including changes to water quality and availability and climate change, as well as the effect these changes in nature have on our companies. That’s why we set long term environmental goals and regularly share progress.
Altria's Environmental Goals
In 2016, Altria established new long-term goals to reduce our environmental impact by the end of 2025. Given the significant progress made against these goals, as shown here, and science telling us more needs to be done and sooner, in 2020 we reset to more aggressive goals for 2030. This includes setting a greenhouse gas emission goal in line with the Science Based Targets initiative to help keep a rise in global temperature below 1.5ºC. Our greenhouse gas emission goals have been preliminarily validated by the initiative and we expect official validation in 2020.
Reduce absolute Scope 1 & Scope 2 emissions by 55%
Reduce absolute Scope 3 emissions by 18%
Achieve 100% renewable electricity
Reduce waste sent to landfill by 25%
Achieve 100% water neutrality each year
Environmental Management Framework
Our Environmental Management Framework helps set direction, guide decision making and promote continuous improvement. The framework includes management structure, policies, programs and measurement.