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Altria Strategic Management

Explore the Altria website (formerly Philip Morris): http://www.altria.com/responsibility/4_10_environmentagriculture.asp

1. How committed is Altria to the environment?

2. In your opinion, is Altria's commitment strong enough to offset environmental issues within the tobacco company?

3. What is the actual strategic reasoning behind Altria's environmental initiatives?

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Characterize Altria's commitment to the environment :

Altria's commitment towards protecting and conserving the environment, especially against its own operations such as those related to sourcing and manufacturing tobacco products for its Philip Morris division, is really commendable and one of the most prolific in the industry. Altria has set an example not only for other companies in the cigarette and tobacco companies worldwide but also for other big multinationals by maintaining highest standards with respect to conserving the environment against harmful practices. Further, the company is not only fulfilling its commitments towards the society by conserving the environment and preventing it from further degradation but also educating the users of the company's products and people in general to become more environment friendly.

Being a multinational company involved in a sensitive business like Tobacco, there are a host of environmental issues surrounding the company, especially its Philip Morris division. Issues such as ethical sourcing of tobacco leaf, disposal of cigarette litter, etc, adverse effect on environment due to growing of tobacco, pollution due to smoking etc. are constantly faced by the company. Some of the most important initiatives in order to resolve these issues with Philip Morris and other ...

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