2016 Environmental KPIs

Article Post Date: 2017

PMI provides a system for its suppliers to assess their environmental performance through comprehensive Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). The KPIs measure energy and water consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, and waste reduction and recycling. This system allows them to make and track environmental improvements year after year. 

Factories are assessed and compared on a per 10,000 units of production basis, which allows performance to be tracked independently of growth.


Energy consumption and GHG emissions have remained relatively steady since 2013. Four suppliers saw modest increases in 2015, while one cut energy usage and emissions by nearly 40 percent.

kpi 2016 energy intensity rate


Total water use held steady or dropped in 2015, with the exception of two suppliers. Water recycling was a good news story for PMI in 2015. The amount of water recycled increased sharply for all suppliers, with one more than doubling its rate since 2014. About one-fifth of all water used by PMI’s suppliers is now recycled.

kpi 2016 water intensity rate


Overall, the amount of non-hazardous waste generated by PMI’s suppliers continued to drop in 2015, while hazardous waste rates increased for most suppliers. However, all suppliers recycled more waste in 2015, with two making significant gains.

kpi 2016 waste intensity