We are committed to reducing our environmental impact, both in our companies' direct operations and in the value chain (from supplier to retailer). We believe that climate change presents very significant global risk, humans are the primary cause and inaction is not an option.
We understand the effect our companies and their products may have on our environment, including climate change, changes to water quality and availability, and cigarette butt litter; as well as the effect changes in nature have on our companies – and the associated risks for our businesses. That's why we set long-term environmental targets and regularly share progress.
Altria's Environmental Goals and Targets
As a result of our 2020 responsibility materiality assessment, we elevated "Protect the Environment" as a focus area. Between now and 2025, Altria and its companies will focus on making progress to:
- Align our operational and value chain business practices with science-based methodology to limit the damaging impacts of climate change.
- Conserve the natural resources on which our businesses and communities rely.
- Reduce the environmental impact of using our companies' products.
This includes our work toward achieving our 2030 long-term targets, our ongoing focus to reduce cigarette butt litter, and our intention to explore impacts and initiatives around biodiversity, deforestation, product packaging, and innovative product pipeline.
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