November 17, 2013

PMI Commits Nearly US$2.5 Million to Support Typhoon Victims with Recovery and Rebuilding

Philip Morris International (PMI) has committed approximately US$2.5 million (Php 100 million) over three years to help support relief and reconstruction efforts in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.  The company is also providing aid - including food, clothing, medical care and shelter - to its employees and their families in the hardest hit areas.

PMFTC employees in Manila volunteering to pack relief goods

“Over the last week, we have seen heartbreaking scenes from the Philippines.  Our thoughts are with the millions of people affected by this devastating storm and with our colleagues in the country,” said PMI CEO André Calantzopoulos.

“Our first priority is to provide immediate assistance to our colleagues and their families in the disaster stricken areas, but our commitment does not end there. As the country works to rebuild over the next several years, we will work with our partners on the ground to provide resources to restore the communities and homes destroyed by the typhoon.”

Working in partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce Foundation Philippines, the resources will be used in part to help deliver emergency aid in the coming weeks. In the longer term, these efforts will expand to include work with local non-profit organizations to rebuild communities impacted by the storm.