We're focused on building a more diverse and inclusive culture. Although we've set goals and made some progress, more still needs to be done. We have an opportunity to lead and make significant change.

Each of us brings our own point of view to work: one that is shaped by our education, family and life experiences as well as our age, gender identity, race and sexual orientation. When we value these differences, we solve business problems and create a more inclusive workplace.

Diversity & Inclusion

Altria’s diversity and inclusion vision is to seek and value differences with our people, communities and suppliers to drive our success.

Each of us brings our own point of view to work: one that is shaped by our education, family and life experiences as well as our age, gender identity, race and sexual orientation. When we value these differences, we solve business problems and create a more inclusive workplace.

In 2018, we made progress toward our goals with an intentional focus on public commitments, transparency, mitigating unconscious bias, accountability and advancing our culture of inclusion:

Diversity & Inclusion Goals

  • Our leadership is diverse at all levels
  • Everyone feels included, heard and challenged to contribute
  • We promote diversity and inclusion in our communities and in our supplier base to contribute to our success

 

  • Our new CEO, Howard Willard, re-signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge initially signed by his predecessor, Marty Barrington. He also signed the Catalyst CEO Champions for Change pledge. These initiatives publicly commit Altria to advancing diversity, inclusion and gender equality within our business.
  • We shared all of our companies’ diversity data with employees, to introduce more transparency around our diversity data.
  • We rolled out "Decide" – an unconscious bias training that includes workshops for people managers and digital learning for individual contributors. 
  • We hosted various "D&I Convos." D&I Convos are a series of courageous conversations that directly and transparently explore how D&I impacts our ability to remain relevant to evolving employee and consumer expectations.

 

Julia Marshel

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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