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Responding to the climate crisis. How Philip Morris International is Reducing its Carbon Footprint
Responding to the climate crisis. How Philip Morris International is Reducing its Carbon Footprint

Responding to the climate crisis. How Philip Morris International is Reducing its Carbon Footprint

Monday, 16 December 2019
12:00pm EDT / 9:00am PDT / 5:00pm BST / 6:00pm CEST
Sponsored By
Philip Morris International
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Earlier this year, Philip Morris International (PMI) announced its intention to achieve carbon neutrality for all of its factories by 2030 and committed to zero net deforestation in its supply chain. Discussing the company’s commitments, Laurence Ruffieux, Director Operations Sustainability, and Jens Rupp, Head of Environmental Sustainability, will be joined by Nadine Flack of CDP and Dan O'Brien from PwC Canada to share how PMI is already on its way toward reaching the goal.

What You Will Learn

In this webinar, attendees will be presented with these takeaways:

  • Hear how PMI is supporting the Paris Agreement and playing its part in addressing climate change by achieving carbon neutrality in all our factories by 2030 and committing to zero net deforestation in its supply chain.
  • Learn about PMI’s carbon footprint and programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in its tobacco supply chain.
  • Gain insights into PMI’s strategy and approach to reducing its carbon footprint, including how the company:
    • Is focusing on reducing energy consumption through improvements in the energy efficiency of our processes, loss elimination, and switching to renewable energy;
    • Works with CDP and PwC to create internal buy-in and drive change; and
    • Is creating impact already with an in-depth look at how PMI optimized a factory in Lithuania to achieve carbon neutrality.

Additional Resources:

To learn more about PMI’s sustainability strategy and progress, or download the company’s latest Sustainability Report, visit:

To learn more about PMI’s leadership in combating climate change, visit The 50 Sustainability Climate Leaders project is a response from the International Business Community that demonstrates the desire, leadership and will to take effective action in the fight against the climate crisis.


Jens Rupp
Head of Environmental Sustainability
Philip Morris International

Jens leads the global environmental sustainability strategy of Philip Morris International (PMI), prioritizing and directing policies and programs across the value chain to deliver world-class performance.

Laurence Ruffieux
Director Operations Sustainability
Philip Morris International

Laurence Ruffieux is Director Operations Sustainability at Philip Morris International leading the sustainability strategy of PMI manufacturing and supply chain. She has been with PMI since 1998 and led for several years the PMI Sustainable Agriculture function, developing strategies to improve the livelihood of smallholder farmers and their communities, and combat climate change.

Nadine Flack
Account Manager, Reporter Services

Nadine Flack is an experienced Reporter Services Account Manager at CDP, who provides detailed disclosure support and reporting expertise with member companies around the world to improve environmental disclosure to the market and drive understanding of best practices. Nadine supports Reporter Services members to benchmark their performance and accelerate meaningful action to lasting, environmental leadership.

Dan O'Brien
Western Canada Sustainable Business Solutions Leader

Dan is a partner with PwC Canada and leads the Sustainable Business Solutions practice in western Canada. He's established a career working with government and industry on issues related to sustainability and climate change.