Category: Sustainability

Smoke-free sustainability

Smoke-free sustainability

| May 16, 2018

Reducing the environmental footprint of the manufacturing process of smoke-free products is essential, Philip Morris International said yesterday in launching its third sustainability report.

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Growers exploited

Growers exploited

| May 8, 2018

In a country where the average price paid to growers for flue-cured tobacco has hardly increased in 20 years; a story telling how growers are being exploited is hardly news.

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Modest price increase

Modest price increase

| May 4, 2018

At least one observer believes that a modest price increase in the average price being paid to Zimbabwe growers for their flue-cured tobacco is down to concerns that the crop might be relatively small.

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Seven million deaths

Seven million deaths

| May 2, 2018

The World Health Organization believes that pollution causes the deaths of seven million people annually; so why is there no Framework Convention on Pollution Control?

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Cry for action on child labor

Cry for action on child labor

| April 6, 2018

Human Rights Watch says that children in Zimbabwe are working under hazardous conditions on tobacco farms to earn money for the necessities of life.

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Butts into compost

Butts into compost

| March 28, 2018

There is not much detail in a story from South Korea about a process under trial that promises to turn cigarette butts into compost, but, if it proves viable, it could be a game-changer.

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Sustainable water use

Sustainable water use

| March 23, 2018

A tobacco factory operated by PM Brazil has become the first factory in the country to be certified by the Alliance for Water Stewardship.

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Declarations made

Declarations made

| March 13, 2018

An international anti-tobacco group is asking governments to develop plans by 2021 for phasing out the sale of tobacco products, a request that seems, in the light of what the tobacco industry is doing, to lack ambition.

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Tree levy opposed

Tree levy opposed

| February 6, 2018

Not one tree seedling has been planted in Zimbabwe as part of a government reforestation scheme funded to the tune of US$20 million by levies imposed on farmers since 2015.

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Sustainable plans

Sustainable plans

| January 24, 2018

With coal becoming an unacceptable fuel for curing tobacco, Zimbabwe is having to step up its reforestation program so as to allow growers to continue to use wood.

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Looking to quit

Looking to quit

| January 16, 2018

After four consecutive years of drought, some of the flue-cured tobacco growers operating in the traditional growing areas of Andhra Pradesh are ready to quit.

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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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