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. We believe our investments in our workforce will be undermined and ineffective if employees fear that they might be discriminated against in the future because they lack clear legal protection against discrimination. 

In 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled on important policy about LGBTQ+ rights. We added Altria’s voice to this important national discussion. Prior to the ruling, we prepared and filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court because we firmly believed the law should be interpreted to prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.  For the same reason, we expressed our support of the Virginia Values Act. We want everyone to know where we stand, unequivocally. 

In February of 2021, we signed onto the Business Statement on Anti-LGBTQ Legislation led by the Human Rights Campaign in partnership with Freedom for All Americans. The Business Statement expresses concern about bills being introduced in state houses across the country that single out LGBTQ individuals with exclusion or differential treatment and calls for public leaders to abandon or oppose efforts to enact this type of discriminatory legislation and ensure fairness for all Americans.

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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.

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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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.