Category: Sustainability

Still working with farmers

Still working with farmers

| November 13, 2017

British American Tobacco, which has been working with tobacco farmers for more than a century, said today it is working to enable prosperous livelihoods for its leaf-supplier farmers.

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AOI sales increased

AOI sales increased

| November 2, 2017

Alliance One International’s volume sales of leaf tobacco increased by 2.1 percent during the six months to the end of September, while the value of those sales was up by 11.3 percent.

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Can cigarette butts take off?

Can cigarette butts take off?

| November 2, 2017

Flying by the seat of your pants could take on a whole new meaning if, as new research has indicated, butts can be used as the basis for energy materials.

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PMI is environmental leader

PMI is environmental leader

| October 24, 2017

CDP has recognized Philip Morris International as a global leader in environmental action and awarded it ‘A’ scores for its efforts in respect of both climate and water.

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Apple CEO visits Iggesund

Apple CEO visits Iggesund

| October 13, 2017

The tweet by Tim Cook @tim_cook that appears above the picture reads: ‘A visit to the breathtaking forests of northern Sweden with @IggesundAB, our partners in innovation and sustainable packaging’.

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Cigarette butts a resource

Cigarette butts a resource

| September 26, 2017

Most tobacco smokers will have observed that their smoke tends to deter annoying insects, and now it seems cigarette-butt extracts can be used to reduce mosquito populations.

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Leaf partnerships sought

Leaf partnerships sought

| September 26, 2017

One way of ‘encouraging’ Indonesian tobacco manufacturers to buy local leaf is to make such purchases a condition of importing tobacco.

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Growers left indebted

Growers left indebted

| September 21, 2017

Poor weather, poor yields and poor purchase prices are pointing tobacco producers in Bosnia-Herzegovina towards the illegal trade.

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Pakistani workers protest

Pakistani workers protest

| September 21, 2017

Employees of two tobacco companies in Pakistan have reportedly been sacked for trying to form unions to stand up for their employment rights.

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Vuse is boycott target

Vuse is boycott target

| September 11, 2017

Vuse, the top-selling US electronic cigarette, is being targeted by a farmworker labor group unhappy with Reynolds American Inc’s attitude to tobacco-farmworker conditions of employment.

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JT on sustainability index

JT on sustainability index

| September 11, 2017

Japan Tobacco Inc. was among the one-in-four major companies that made it into the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices Asia/Pacific.

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Call to end contract farming

Call to end contract farming

| September 7, 2017

Despite the benefits that tobacco growing produces for Zimbabwe – and for tobacco dealers and manufacturers, and governments in other countries – most growers remain poor.

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Leaf production down

Leaf production down

| September 7, 2017

Dissatisfaction with the grading system in the Philippines is apparently causing some tobacco growers to reduce their plantings.

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Growers told to up quality

Growers told to up quality

| September 7, 2017

One of two stories published in the Philippines yesterday suggests that growers can earn more by improving leaf quality, while the second suggests that graders might downgrade their leaf.

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Growing pollution in China

Growing pollution in China

| September 6, 2017

Plastic film is used as a mulch on almost all the land on which tobacco is grown in China, and that film is not biodegradable and is often not recycled.

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Zimbabwe prices flat

Zimbabwe prices flat

| September 5, 2017

Contrary to an earlier report; it seems that grower prices for flue-cured tobacco in Zimbabwe were flat in 2017.

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Smoking costs unaffordable

Smoking costs unaffordable

| August 31, 2017

With a 20 percent adult tobacco-smoking rate only a 2030 aspiration, China will struggle to bear the economic and social cost of the habit, some observers believe.

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The die is cast

The die is cast

| August 31, 2017

By switching from growing tobacco to indigo, US farmers will benefit from the fact that they will be paid, initially at least, on a per-acre basis.

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Malawi average ‘good’

Malawi average ‘good’

| August 23, 2017

It is difficult to understand how Malawi’s average grower price for leaf tobacco this season could be described as ‘good’, but that is how it has been described.

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Tobacco takes toll in Kenya

Tobacco takes toll in Kenya

| August 18, 2017

The negative health consequences of tobacco use are said to be putting a strain on Kenya’s efforts to achieve its development goals.

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