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. Altria has had its emission reductions targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as consistent with levels required to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. The target covering greenhouse gas emissions from our operations (scopes 1 and 2) is consistent with reductions required to keep warming to 1.5°C, what the latest climate science has told us is needed to prevent the most damaging effects of climate change. Our target for the emissions from our value chain (scope 3) meets the SBTi's criteria for ambitious value chain goals, meaning they are in line with current best practice.
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