Previously known as Philip Morris, Altria is USA's #1 tobacco company, and owns 27% of the world's #2 brewer, SABMiller Plc. They previously owned 85% of Kraft, the world's #2 food company.
|Altria Group, Inc||USA||website|
|Altria Group, Inc|
Involved in manufacture of tobacco-related products as a core business.
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For decades, Big Tobacco used misleading tests on animalsand ignored what was clear from studies on humansto claim that cigarettes were not harmful to human health. These days, Philip Morris continues to abuse and kill animals voluntarily to develop new ingredients and products even though the tests are not required, superior non-animal methods exist, and the health risks of tobacco are well known.
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This company received a score of 48.1/100 in the Newsweek Green Rankings 2016, which ranks the world's largest publicly traded companies on eight indicators covering energy, greenhouse gases, water, waste, fines and penalties, linking executive pay to sustainability targets, board-level committee oversight of environmental issues and third-party audits. Ranking methodology by Corporate Knights and HIP Investor.
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This company is on OpenSecrets.org's list of "Heavy Hitters", a list of the 100 biggest givers in US federal-level politics since 1989. Companies on this list lobby and spend big, with large sums sent to candidates, parties and leadership PACs. This company comes in at number 83 on the list, with donations totalling $21,469,375 between 1989 and 2016.
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Altria has been criticised as owner of Philip Morris, the largest tobacco company in the world, contributing to addiction and ill health. An international boycott of Kraft Foods (previously a subsidiary of Altria), was in place from 1993 to 2003. It was organised by INFACT (now known as Corporate Accountability International), and lifted in June 2003 after the implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). The FCTC bans tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship, and gives governments the right to prioritise the health of their citizens over trade and commercial interests.
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Named one of Multinational Monitor's '10 Worst Corporations' in 2006. [Listed under information due to age of report]
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The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657) requires companies operating in California to disclose their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their direct supply chains. KnowTheChain.org has examined this company's disclosure statement and concluded that it addresses the majority of SB 657 requirements. Follow the link to see this company's disclosure statement.
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Green America's Responsible Shopper provides details about the corporate responsibility records of well-known companies. Follow the link to see this company's profile. [Last updated 2009]
OpenSecrets.org tracks the influence of money on U.S. politics, and how that money affects policy and citizens' lives. Follow link to see this company's record of political donations, lobbying, outside spending and more.
|Company Structure||Listed Public Company|
|Revenue||US$62 billion in 2010|
|# Employees||10,000 in 2010 in World|
|Subsidiaries||Philip Morris USA Inc|
|Address||Richmond, Virginia, USA|
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Kraft Foods no longer owned by Altria (Philip Morris)
30th Mar 2007 — Kraft Foods was spun off from parent company Altria in March 2007, and is now an independent publicly held company. The Altria Group and subsidiaries had been subject to an international Boycott from 1993 due to another of their subsidiaries being Philip Morris, the largest tobacco company in the world. [source]