At Altria, we are passionate about our people, our communities and our businesses, and we actively engage in and encourage our employees to support the communities where we live and work. 

On this page you will find our views on some current issues and stories that showcase what is important to us. We invite you to discover more about us – how we make a difference – in the stories below. 

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Where We Stand on Voting Rights

We believe voting is a foundational Democratic process and should be a non-partisan issue.

  • Harm Reduction
  • Prevent Underage Use
  • Protect the Environment
  • Supply Chain Responsibility
  • People & Communities
  • Inclusion, Diversity, Race & Equity
  • Engage & Lead Responsibly
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Correcting Misperceptions About Nicotine

Through this comprehensive communication effort, CTP should commit resources and expertise to correct the deeply entrenched public misperceptions regarding the health risks of nicotine.
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Advancing the Science; Making a Difference

Over the past two decades, we’ve worked hard to understand the very complex issue of tobacco harm reduction and invested in multiple avenues to find solutions.

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Engaging with Policy Makers on the Science of Potentially-Reduced Harm Tobacco Products

The issue of tobacco harm reduction and the FDA's regulatory framework for tobacco products is complex.
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Educating Policymakers to Move Harm Reduction Forward

David explains the importance of "a dialogue that starts to build trust," and how Altria relies on external engagement to help move harm reduction forward.
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Contributing to Underage Prevention through Research-Driven Insights

We analyze national data sets and conduct our own research to help us better understand issues related to underage tobacco use.
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The Evolution of Our Underage Tobacco Prevention Grant Portfolio

Amber shares the ways Success360° aids in underage tobacco prevention through targeted grants and support of key nonprofits.
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Despite New Products and Marketing Plans, Responsibility is Always Crucial

Altria is helping bring IQOS to market. But in a relatively new brand category, responsibility remains at the forefront of our marketing practices. Jon explains why.
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Altria Recognized with Double 'A' Score for Global Climate and Water Stewardship

Altria has been awarded a double 'A' rating for tackling climate change and protecting water security by CDP, a non-profit that runs a global disclosure system on managing environmental impact.

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Altria Recognized for Environmental Leadership

Altria's greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets have been approved for the first time by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

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Partnership for Innovative Water Reuse

The WaterHub® is one great initiative when it comes to sustainability.

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Preserving the Waterway that Helped Build America

Philip Morris USA took an innovative approach to protecting a river that helped build America. Take a closer look.
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Recognizing our Business Partners

Our suppliers are our business partners and they directly help the success of our companies. We want to recognize suppliers for going above and beyond their normal call of duty.

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Collaborating for Retail Access Prevention Solutions

Our primary goals are to raise awareness around social source access and drive new retailer behaviors to continue to limit youth access to tobacco products at retail.
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Maintaining Strong Labor Relations

Altria's operating companies have an open dialogue and collaborate with hourly employees and unions representing them.
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Driving Collaboration for Grower Sustainability

Linwood discusses Altria's GAP Connections program, which works with our contracted growers to establish Good Agricultural Practices, meet societal expectations and embrace standards that will lead to their success.
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Partnering with our Brand Teams on Compliance

Mark discusses Altria’s marketing compliance review process, revealing that "our employees are trained daily" to take the higher ground.
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Championing Supplier Diversity

In May 2018, more than 70 diverse suppliers gathered at Altria’s Headquarters in Richmond to connect, learn and network as part of Altria's longstanding commitment to Supplier Diversity and Inclusion.
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Promoting Supplier Diversity & Inclusion in Our Communities

Ingrid explains how Altria is working towards a 15 percent supplier diversity utilization goal, which will help spark innovation in our business, sharpen our competitive advantage and bring us a vast array of insights.
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Supporting our Trade Partners through Responsible Programs

Keeping our tobacco products out of kids' hands is a responsibility that extends to all stakeholders, including retailers. Chris explains how we're working with our trade partners to help ensure a legal age of purchase.
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Launch of Rise

People don't often realize it but there is a uniqueness in the strength and skills that are built in with balancing diverse abilities or caregiving.
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Work is more than just the job that we do, but how we impact society and the world around you.
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Caregiving Benefits & the Sandwich Generation

Sage ERG helped me understand and learn more about all the dependent care benefits offered to employees.
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Launch of Employee Civic Action

We have long supported employees in contributing their time and resources in communities where they live and work, encouraging individuals to become part of something bigger and instilling a greater sense of purpose in our culture.
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Virtual Volunteering

Volunteering is an aspect of community engagement in which many Altria employees take great pride. That’s why, when the pandemic interrupted in-person volunteering, the act team created virtual volunteering opportunities that we can complete from anywhere, using a computer or smartphone.
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SCOTUS Title VII Ruling Support & VA Values Act

Altria is committed to treating all its employees fairly and with respect. We invest in a diverse workforce not only because our values forbid discrimination in any form, but also because creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace benefits both the company and its employees.
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Disaster Relief Efforts

Altria employees are community-minded and passionate about serving others. Despite hardship brought on by the pandemic and the abundant stress of 2020, many employees were still seeking ways to lend a hand to their neighbors in need.
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New Technologies Help Protect Altria Employees from COVID-19

Two of ALCS employees spent the bulk of 2020 identifying and deploying new technologies to help protect Altria employees from COVID-19. One of their successful pilots was a technology called TraceTags™.
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Championing Culture Change through Employee Community Engagement

I've seen how our employees and our companies have been involved in the community, generously giving and volunteering.
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Inclusive Communities & Culture

This portfolio is aimed at enhancing access and equity in our communities through our diversity and inclusion, arts and culture and basic human needs philanthropic investments.
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The Value of Bringing Your Full Self to Work: An LGBTQ Diversity Journey

Julia explains the importance of finding a safe and inclusive space at the office, and how cultures at Altria are shifting to allow our employees to bring "their full selves to work."
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Appreciating the Collective Genius at Altria

Meet Andrea, and find out how leveraging diverse talents is helping us tackle important challenges.
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Investing in Employees through Skilled Trade Career Pathways

Learn how Altria is investing in skilled trade and apprenticeship programs to set up its employees for meaningful, long-term careers. Hear from one of PM USA's electrician apprentices and what the program means to him.
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Our CEO Addresses Systemic Racism with Our Employees

Inclusion & Diversity is both a moral and a business imperative, and must be a focus for employees at all Altria companies. This is about creating an environment where all employees can thrive, contribute their best and realize their full potential.
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CEO Action for Racial Equity Fellowship

Altria employees to help advance policy and social wellbeing through the CEO Action for Racial Equity Fellowship.
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Altria Joins The Valuable 500 in Support of Individuals with Disabilities

CEO Billy Gifford has joined The Valuable 500, a global CEO community revolutionizing disability inclusion through business leadership and opportunity.
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Juneteenth Day of Healing

Living through this social awakening, the UNIFI ERG team had to process what was happening externally and then repackage it to have conversations internally with the company.
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ID&E Listening Sessions

ID&E listening sessions provide us with insights and recommendations for advancing our I&D Aiming Points.
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Better Housing Coalition

As part of our strategic giving through the Race and Equity Initiative, Altria contributed $1.75 million to the Richmond-based Better Housing Coalition (BHC) in 2020 and will invest an additional $1.25 million to total $3 million over the next two years.
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Altria Group Recognized for Its Commitment to LGBTQ Equality

Altria received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index, the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality.
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Major Milestones Reached in Altria's LGBTQ Journey

For the fourth year running, the Human Rights Campaign has given Altria a perfect score on its Corporate Equality Index.
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Championing Women at Altria - and Beyond

Today, we have one of the most diverse leadership teams we’ve ever had.
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Thinking Differently about Women's Leadership Development

It is critical for our company to truly tap in to the unique talents of every employee in the organization and identify opportunities to better support our women and diverse leaders.
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Employee Resource Groups – A Collective Force for Diverse Perspectives

Janet, Chair of Altria's Employee Resource Group Sí, explains how Altria's ERGs engage employees of diverse backgrounds and impact our business and our culture.
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Where We Stand on Voting Rights

We believe voting is a foundational Democratic process and should be a non-partisan issue.
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Change Leadership

The market Altria competes in has become increasingly disrupted and we needed to adapt to compete successfully.
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Our Culture of Compliance & Integrity

Our success requires us to partner inclusively and collaboratively and communicate transparently about our compliance and integrity efforts.
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Building Trust Through Transparency

Learn how a team increased transparency to accelerate trust within our organization.