Number of Employees: more than 4,800 (as of August 2016)
Marlboro, Fortune, Champion, Hope, More, Jackpot
PMFTC Inc. (PMFTC), a Philippine affiliate of Philip Morris International (PMI), is the leading cigarette manufacturer in the Philippines. For many years, PMFTC has been providing the country’s adult consumers with the best smoking experience while trailblazing the industry with innovation.
PMFTC manufactures nine out of top 15 brands available in the market in 2015 led by Marlboro, the world’s number one cigarette brand, and Fortune, the best-selling brand in the country.
PMFTC employs over 4,800 employees at its corporate offices in Makati City, two manufacturing facilities in Tanauan City, Batangas and Marikina City, Metro Manila and over 40 sales offices across the archipelago. The company relies on its diverse workforce and competitive employment environment supported by individual development of employees and career management programs that recognize potential and reward achievements.
In 2015, PMFTC completed vertical integration of its leaf buying operations by directly contracting over 4,500 tobacco farmers and providing extensive support for all areas of tobacco growing, including best Agricultural Labor Practices (ALP), seedling, planting, curing and drying of leaf in addition to improving the leaf growing communities in the country.
PMFTC sustains high quality produce by promoting Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Guidelines & Assessment and ALP Code to ensure a safe working environment, standard farming techniques, and productive farm practices.
Addressing illicit cigarette trade
The illicit cigarette trade remains a major challenge for PMFTC and the local cigarette industry. The company fully supported and complied with the introduction of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) tax stamp program which was intended to ensure the correct payment of excise taxes on all cigarettes packs manufactured and imported for domestic consumption.
The company’s extensive campaign to fight cigarette illicit trade is in collaboration with local industry organizations, international research organizations, intellectual property experts, and government agencies.
PMFTC commits itself to give back to communities where the company operates and where help is greatly needed. Embrace, the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) program, simultaneously mobilizes fifteen (15) projects in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The projects cover livelihood, education, environment, community health, poverty alleviation, disaster preparedness, and calamity relief across the country.
In 2014, PMFTC donated Php 100 million to the relief operations for the victims of super typhoon Haiyan (local name: Yolanda) and the rehabilitation of lives devastated by this calamity.
PMFTC is a proud recipient of the CSR Company of the Year 2015, an honor given by the Asia CEO Forum where the company bested over 100 local and multinational companies in the Philippines. This recognition caps the 25 other local and international recognitions garnered by PMFTC in 2015 for its CSR programs.