Welcome to Philip Morris Manufacturing Senegal (PMMSN).
For more than 20 years, Philip Morris International (PMI) has had a presence in Senegal from where it managed its operations in West and Central Africa. In 2003, PMI established its regional headquarters in Dakar. We take pride in providing high-quality brands and support services to over 20 countries in the West and Central Africa region where PMI products are distributed.
Established in Pikine (near Dakar) since 2007, PMMSN is the PMI's first factory in West Africa. The facility manufactures the leading brand Marlboro and other PMI brands for the Senegalese market and for many other countries in the region.
PMMSN has a workforce of over 400 employees (direct and indirect jobs) and works with more than 450 suppliers. Our company is an important contributor to tax revenue in Senegal with a tax contribution of over XOF 16 billion in 2015. Our contribution to the trade balance of Senegal represents a sizeable input, notably though our exports to 13 countries in West Africa (75% of PMMSN production volume).
PMMSN is a certified factory in ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 14001 (environment), and OSHAS 18001 (security, hygiene and health at work). We have conducted several impact studies on the environment and have implemented modern systems and facilities to minimize waste. As for our sanitation system, all our waste is sent by gravity to an on-site sewage treatment plant. PMMSN has equipped its site with facilities that ensure the safety and well-being of all workers.
Investing in the community is an important part of our corporate culture. We have identified several areas of giving on which we focus: hunger and extreme poverty, education, rural living conditions, domestic violence, women empowerment, and disaster relief.
In 2014, in the cultivation area of Niayes in Dakar, a grant of USD 200,000 was provided to empower 1,000 women farmers through an agricultural project that provided irrigation kits and training to enhance agriculture practices and reduce hardship.
Philip Morris International is working with governments around the world to address a number of issues related to smoking. Therefore, we support strong and effective tobacco regulation in Senegal. The sale and use of tobacco products raise many concerns and regulation can address some of those concerns.
To be effective, tobacco regulatory policy must be evidence-based, applied 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.