Altria's companies have a strong American heritage stretching back more than 180 years. 

Altria Group holds diversified positions across tobacco, alcohol and cannabis. Through our wholly-owned subsidiaries and strategic investments in other companies, we seek to provide category-leading choices to adult consumers, while returning maximum value to shareholders through dividends and growth.

Exterior photo of the Altria sign at sunriseOur tobacco companies – which have been the undisputed market leaders in the U.S. tobacco industry for decades – include some of the most enduring names in American business: Philip Morris USA, the maker of Marlboro cigarettes, and U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, the maker of Copenhagen and Skoal. We also own John Middleton, manufacturer of Black & Mild cigars, and Nat Sherman, a super-premium cigarette and cigar business. We have 35 percent ownership of JUUL Labs, Inc., the nation’s leading e-vapor company. And we have an 80% interest in Helix Innovations, which manufactures and markets on!, an oral tobacco-derived nicotine pouch product.

We are a FORTUNE 200 company, proud to call Richmond, Virginia our home. For 20 years, we've been guided by our Mission & Values. Our people and companies address tough industry issues, like reducing the health effects of tobacco use and preventing underage tobacco use. And we focus on strengthening the communities where we live and work.

We know that businesses that are great over the long term – like ours – must earn today's success while preparing for tomorrow's opportunities. And we are doing just that.

We complement our total tobacco platform with our ownership of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, a collection of distinctive wine estates, and our significant equity investment in Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer. Our significant stake in Cronos Group, a leading global cannabinoid company, represents an exciting new global growth opportunity.

Our Approach

The future of the tobacco industry is about innovation, harm reduction and informed consumer choice. With FDA regulation of the tobacco industry in place, we focus our tremendous resources and talented people on reducing the risk of tobacco products, while expanding choices for adult consumers aged 21 and older. 

We are actively preparing for a time where adult smokers overwhelming choose non-combustible tobacco products over cigarettes.  

Today, our portfolio of non-combustible products and investments includes leading products across:

  • Heat-not-burn;
  • Moist smokeless tobacco and oral nicotine pouches; and
  • E-vapor.


Our people have achieved decades of industry leadership using our world class sales and distribution system and our experience in managing difficult issues in a highly regulated environment. Now, we bring those capabilities to expand potentially reduced risk options.


 

We focus on:

  • Expanding choices for adult tobacco consumers through our companies, our strategic partners and investments.
  • Advocating to FDA on behalf of products that could present lower risk.
  • Taking a responsible approach that will allow us to continue being the leader in the tobacco industry.

 


In 2018, we supported:

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~8,300

Employees

More than 97 percent
residing in the U.S.

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More than 200,000 retailers

In all 50 states

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U.S. farmers

Who work in the fields

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Adult Consumers

Who choose our products

and communities where we live and work:

$74.4M

Donated

In cash and in-kind
contributions* nationally

51,000+

Hours of community service

Contributed by employees
through volunteer activities

99%

Of executives

Served on more than
120 non-profit board

*includes equipment donations, facility use, services and wine give-aways

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Corporate Responsibility Progress Report

Get an in-depth look at our focus on responsibility in our 2018 Corporate Responsibility Progress Report. [link for flipping book plugin is coming]