LAUSANNE - March 12, 2014 – The Top Employer Institute today recognized Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE/Euronext Paris: PM) as a “Top Employer Europe 2014” citing the company’s excellent working environment and exceptional development opportunities offered to its employees. The “Top Employer” certification is awarded annually following an assessment of a company’s human resources practices by the Institute and validation of that assessment by auditing company Grant Thornton.
“Our people are at the heart of our success and are what make Philip Morris International a great place to work. This is why we continuously invest in their development, offer strong reward and recognition programs, and provide unique, challenging career opportunities,” said Victoria Shevchuk, Vice President Human Resources EU for PMI. “We are honored to be recognized as a top employer and will maintain our focus on fostering an environment that allows employees to develop and grow in a fast-paced and international workplace.”
This certification underscores PMI’s track record as an employer in Europe, where PMI’s affiliates in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK, also ranked among the best employers locally.
PMI employs over 91,000 people worldwide, of which approximately 15,000 are based in Europe. PMI’s global presence provides employees with the opportunity to work in a diverse environment and to work internationally as part of its people development program. In 2013 alone, nearly 1,800 of the PMI’s employees had a chance to work outside their home country on an international assignment.
About Philip Morris International Inc.
Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) is the leading international tobacco company, with seven of the world’s top 15 international brands, including the number one cigarette brand worldwide. PMI’s products are sold in more than 180 markets. In 2013, the company held an estimated 15.7% share of the total international cigarette market outside of the U.S., or 28.2% excluding the People’s Republic of China and the U.S. PMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, see www.pmi.com.
PMI is the world’s leading international tobacco company, with six ot the world’s top 15 international brands and products sold in more than 180 markets. In addition to the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, including Marlboro, the number one global cigarette brand, and other tobacco products, PMI is engaged in the developement and commercialization of Reduced-Risk Products (RRPs). RRPs is the term PMI uses to refer to products with the potential to reduce individual risk and population harm in comparison to smoking cigarettes. Through multidisciplinary capabalities in product development, state-of-the-art facilities, and indusrty-leading scientific substantiation, PMI aims to provide an RRP portfolio that meets a broad spectrum of adult smoker preferences and rigorous regulatory requirements.