Philip Morris Romania recognized as a Top Employer, for the tenth consecutive year

Philip Morris Romania received the Top Employer certification for the tenth consecutive year. The distinction comes in recognition of a decade of excellence in HR practices. This recognition positions PMI among the most desired employers focused on meeting the needs of a diverse workforce globally.The Top Employer certification is the result of an independent assessment by the Top Employers Institute, which also recognizes Philip Morris International as a Global Top Employer for the eighth consecutive year. PMI affiliates in 31 other countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia/Pacific were also recognized as top employers.

When you work with people, you can't just boil down to general objectives – people are emotions, they are needs, they are energy, and all these things cannot be ignored. needlesthis certification not only honors us, it emphasizes again that the top employers are those companies that treat their colleagues with respect, recognize their merits, qualities and involvement. PMI has announced an additional investment of more than 130 million dollars in 2024, and this investment provides a positive outlook not only for the development of our factory in Otopeni, but also for attracting new talent to our organization. The passion of the employeestheir dedication and talent enable and accelerate the transition of our company towards a smoke-free Romania.” – stated Luminița Florea, People & Culture Director.

The Top Employers Institute program certifies organizations based on participation in and results from the HR Best Practice Survey. This survey covers six HR areas spanning 20 topics, including People Strategy, Work Environment, Talent Attraction, Learning, Diversity & Inclusion, Wellbeing and more.

David Plink, CEO of the Top Employers Institutestated: “Exceptional times bring out the best in people and organizations. We saw this in our Top Employers Certification Program this year: an exceptional performance by Top Employers certified in 2024. In this community of outstanding organizations, Philip Morris International has proven its commitment to employees at global. This consistency of HR practices globally characterizes an exclusive group of companies that have achieved global certification through the Top Employers program. We are proud to announce and celebrate these companies and their achievements in 2024.”

Philip Morris International, a company with more than 79,000 employees worldwide, is one of the 15 international organizations that received the Global Top Employer award this year.

It is an extraordinary achievement to be recognized, for the eighth consecutive year, with the Global Top Employer certification, and our team is extremely proud“, stated Fred Patitucci, Chief People & Culture Officer. “PMI is no longer a company undergoing a transformation – because we have already transformed. But our journey is not over, we continue to take PMI to the next level in our mission towards a smoke-free future. Making our ambitious vision a reality is only possible through the commitment and dedication of our employees and I want to thank everyone involved; this was and continues to be a team effort!

About the Top Employers Institute

The Top Employers Institute is a global authority in recognizing excellence in HR practices. The organization helps accelerate these practices to enrich the work environment. Through the Top Employers Institute's certification program, participating companies can be validated, certified and recognized as an employer of choice. Established over 30 years ago, the Top Employers Institute has certified over 2,200 organizations in 122 countries/regions. These top certified employers positively impact the lives of more than 9 million employees globally.

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Philip Morris International: For a smoke-free future

Philip Morris International (PMI) is a leading international tobacco company that has set out to build a smoke-free future and to expand its long-term product portfolio beyond the tobacco or nicotine products sector. The company's current product portfolio consists mainly of cigarettes and smokeless products. Since 2008, PMI has invested more than $10.5 billion to develop, scientifically substantiate and commercialize innovative smokeless products for adults who would otherwise continue to smoke, with the goal of ending the sale of cigarettes entirely. For this, world-class scientific evaluation capabilities have been built, particularly in the areas of preclinical systems toxicology, clinical and behavioral research, as well as post-marketing studies. In November 2022, PMI acquired Swedish Match – a leading marketer of oral nicotine products – and is thus at the forefront of companies fighting for a smoke-free future through its IQOS and ZYN brands. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared a version of PMI's Platform 1 IQOS device and related consumables, as well as Swedish Match's snus product, as a Modified Risk Tobacco Product (MRTP ). As of June 30, 2023, smoke-free products developed by PMI were available for sale in 82 markets and PMI estimates that approximately 19.7 million adults worldwide have already switched to IQOS and quit smoking. Smokeless products accounted for approximately 36.2% of PMI's total net revenues for the third quarter of 2023. With a strong foundation and significant expertise in life sciences, in February 2021 PMI announced its February 2021 ambition to expand into wellness and health care and, through its subsidiary Vectura Fertin Pharma, aims to improve the quality of life by providing integrated health experiences.

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