Number of Employees: Over 500
Marlboro, L&M, Sampoerna A
Welcome to Godfrey Phillips (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (GPM) and Philip Morris (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (PMM). PMM with more than 500 employees in Malaysia today, is an affiliate of Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI). PMI is the leading international tobacco company headquartered in New York, and produces many of the world’s bestselling cigarette brands. PMI first entered the Malaysian market in 1968 through the establishment of GPM for the sales and distribution of Marlboro. Since 1998, GPM has been solely responsible for all PMI's domestic sales in Malaysia. Other brands which are sold by GPM are L&M and Sampoerna. PMM currently operates a Cast Leaf plant in Seremban, which uses tobacco dust and stems to manufacture reconstituted tobacco to be used as one of the blend components in Primary Processing in the PMI manufacturing centers around the world. This 100% export facility is the largest in the world for PMI and its products are exported to PMI businesses around the globe.
PMM is actively involved in the communities where our employees live and work. Over the years, we have supported various social initiatives, including the development of Information Communication Technology (ICT) Centers in rural and urban areas, distribution of computer laptops in support of education and assisting local indigenous communities to gain access to uninterrupted supply of electricity and water. We have been active in implementing the annual Back-to-School program where essential school supplies are distributed to disadvantaged families in rural areas, and we are also providing assistance to improve the living conditions of the less fortunate in Malaysia through our home repairs initiatives.
Smoking and Health
Tobacco products, including cigarettes, are dangerous and addictive. There is overwhelming medical and scientific evidence that smoking causes lung cancer, heart disease, emphysema, and other serious diseases.
All tobacco products are addictive. It can be very difficult to quit smoking, but this should not deter smokers who want to quit from trying to do so.
Public health officials have concluded that secondhand smoke from cigarettes causes serious diseases in non-smokers, including lung cancer and heart disease. We believe the public health conclusions on secondhand smoke are sufficient to support smoking restrictions in public places.
Philip Morris International (PMI) supports comprehensive regulation of tobacco products based on the principle of harm reduction.
To be effective, tobacco regulatory policy must be evidence-based, apply to all tobacco products, and should take into account the views of all legitimate stakeholders including public health authorities, government finance authorities, tobacco manufacturers, and other members of the tobacco supply chain. Regulatory policy must consider the potential to trigger adverse consequences which undermine public health objectives, such as increasing the demand for illicit cigarettes.
While we support comprehensive, effective tobacco regulation, we do not support regulation that prevents adults from buying and using tobacco products or that imposes unnecessary impediments to the operation of the legitimate tobacco market. In that regard, we oppose measures such as generic packaging, point of sale display bans, total bans on communications to adult consumers, and bans on the use of all ingredients in tobacco products.