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Philip Morris International (PMI) does not own the tobacco farms that supply the tobacco leaf each year, but the farmers who run them are a crucial part of PMI’s economic, environmental, and social footprint. PMI works directly with them and its suppliers to promote sustainable farming. That’s why PMI developed a comprehensive program called Good Agricultural Practices (GAP). Through GAP and the Sustainable Development Goals, PMI is striving to improve the lives of 2.5 million people who rely on farm work.
To be a success, PMI’s global commitment also addresses the specificities and local challenges of tobacco growers and their communities. It’s not a one size fits all. Come and join us on the field to discover how, in Switzerland, the close and long lasting collaboration with the Swiss tobacco growers has made it possible to raise further already high GAP standards, thanks to targeted sustainable initiatives.
By hosting this Sharing & Learning field session on Nathalie Rey’s farm, Swiss Tabac, the Swiss tobacco growers’ association, will talk about the benefits but also the challenges to communicate and implement additional initiatives in order to improve a sustainable development throughout Switzerland’s tobacco fields. It will also be the opportunity for participants to discover concretely how some of these measures are rolled out, checked and assessed and learn more about the labor’s working conditions on a farm which grows tobacco.
This event is addressed to all Global Compact Network Switzerland members. For logistic reasons this event is limited to 20 participants on a first come, first served basis.
When: August 24th 2016 9.30am – 2pm
Where: Boillon (1470 Lully), canton Fribourg
Language: French & English (all supporting materials will be provided in English)
9.30am – 10am: Welcome & coffee
10am – 11am: Presentations & Discussion
11am – 12am: Farm visit
12am – 2pm: “Rural” lunch and networking
Transfer will be organized from the various meeting points depending on whether participants use public or private transportation.