Our goal is to work with diverse, high-quality suppliers to innovate and address societal issues within the supply chain.

Our companies work hard to develop strong, sustainable supply chains by partnering with thousands of suppliers from growers to manufacturers.

Our suppliers deliver high-quality goods and services, manage business risk and find innovative solutions to tough issues. Open dialogue, shared expectations and honest feedback contribute to these strong relationships – some dating back decades.

We promote a strong culture of compliance and equip our employees to exercise sound business judgment when selecting and managing suppliers. We only work with suppliers who respect workers' rights, help protect the environment, and comply with our contracts and laws. Employees receive communications and training on topics such as antitrust, anti-bribery/anti-corruption and third-party vendor management to help guide their work with suppliers.

As marketplace dynamics, our industry and our businesses change, we remain committed to enhancing our supply chains to provide a competitive advantage for our companies. Through continuing to support diversity and inclusion within our supplier base, and ongoing collaboration with key stakeholders, we will be able to evolve our supply chains to be flexible, secure and sustainable for the long-term. 

Jodie Clarke

Vice President, Procurement

"We remain focused on developing flexible, end-to-end supply chains that are collaborative, secure and provide a competitive advantage for Altria’s companies. I am proud of the progress we continue to make, including our focus on fostering diversity and inclusion in our supplier base."

As an affiliate member of the Responsible Business Alliance, the largest coalition of the world's leading companies working together to improve corporate social responsibility in the global supply chain, we are committed to promoting the social, environmental and ethical standards set forth in the RBA Code of Conduct.

Strong, sustainable partnerships with our supplier base and trade partners are critical to our future success and enable us to meet our commitment to deliver for our consumers and customers as a responsible leader in the transition to a non-combustible future.


Our Supply Chain Management Approach Includes:

Supporting a Diverse Supplier Base

The goods and services provided by diverse suppliers have helped Altria become and remain an industry leader.

Communicating our Expectations

We communicate expectations for our suppliers through Altria's Supplier Code of Conduct.

Assessing Supplier Performance 

Our monitoring programs assess our suppliers' compliance with our expectations and contracts.

Engaging with Stakeholders

We engage with our suppliers and other stakeholders to monitor and address opportunities and concerns within our supply chain. 

Ingrid Lassiter

Promoting Supplier Diversity & Inclusion in Our Communities

Ingrid Lassiter explains how Altria is working towards a 15 percent supplier diversity utilization goal, which will help spark innovation in our business, sharpen our competitive advantage and bring us a vast array of insights.
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Recognizing our Business Partners

Our suppliers are our business partners and they directly help the success of our companies. We want to recognize suppliers for going above and beyond their normal call of duty.

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Viticulture Business Practices

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates spearheaded the creation of Vinewise with the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers to provide wineries with information and tools to help evaluate business practices and implement sustainable management strategies. They have begun integrating a VineWise self-assessment into its grower relationships.