Documentary short films highlight effective sustainability action from the international business community, including Philip Morris International’s business transformation
“Larger corporations, both local and global, have a responsibility to create lasting and meaningful change to ensure the sustainability of this world,” said Huub Savelkouls, PMI’s Chief Sustainability Officer. “Three years ago, PMI made a commitment to a future without cigarettes—a smoke-free future—and we are actively transforming our business to deliver on this promise as quickly as possible. Our vision, and corporate purpose, is about creating a business that brings about positive societal change and, therefore, is much more sustainable.”
The company’s vision of a smoke-free future is both achievable and supportive of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. To ensure that its progress in this area is both measurable and publicly verifiable, PMI has introduced a set of bespoke Business Transformation Metrics.
Today, an estimated 1.1 billion men and women around the world smoke cigarettes or other combustible tobacco products. The best option for these smokers is to quit tobacco and nicotine altogether. For those who otherwise would continue to smoke, switching to a scientifically substantiated smoke-free alternative has the potential to reduce risk.
PMI’s ambition is for at least 30 percent of its customers who would otherwise continue smoking to switch to its smoke-free products by 2025. Based on that ambition, PMI projects that by the same year, at least 40 million PMI cigarette smokers will have switched to smoke-free products and abandoned cigarettes.
The 50 Sustainability & Climate Leaders project demonstrates the private sector’s leadership capability and will to take effective action in the fight against climate change in six subject areas: energy transition, climate finance and carbon pricing, industry transition, nature-based solutions, cities and local action, and resilience.
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