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. Altria supports the American Red Cross with a $500,000 annual commitment to their Disaster Giving Program, which enables them to provide food, shelter and aid to those impacted by severe weather events. Additionally, we encourage our employees to support the American Red Cross through the Altria Contributing Together (act) program.

When Middle Tennessee was hit overnight with severe storms and tornados, including at least one that touched down near our USSTC Manufacturing Facility in the spring of 2020, Altria employees quickly rallied to send support to affected employees, their families and the Tennessee community. As a result, Altria distributed $50,000 of our annual commitment to the American Red Cross to support relief efforts.

Our Consumer Connections Center, the customer service hub for our branded products, was hit hard by winter storms and freezing conditions in Texas in February of 2021. In order to support our customer service agents during this time, our Customer Care department sent physical gift baskets with helpful items to show support of the customer service leaders who take care of our adult consumers day after day.


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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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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™.