Philip Morris, again this year ‘Top Employer’

Even this year Philip Morris Italia and Philip Morris Manufacturing & Technology Bologna receive the ‘Top Employer’ certification for excellence in the development and implementation of HR policies and strategies through which to contribute to people’s well-being and to improve the environment and the world of work. The certifications obtained for the fourteenth consecutive year by Philip Morris Italia and the tenth by Philip Morris Manufacturing & Technology Bologna, in addition to the excellent working conditions offered, a note reads, represent further confirmation of how central people are to the entire corporate strategy: from the importance of internal ethical principles to the enhancement of diversity and inclusion, up to the actions implemented to promote a sustainable work environment.

The well-being of our colleagues has always been our priority, under every aspect. Proof of this is the support we have decided to give to our employees with respect to the generalized increases that have occurred in recent times, as well as the implementation of new ways of carrying out work and the ever greater attention to tools for personal growth. Maintaining a corporate culture based on excellence, respect and valorisation of people continues to be our central objective”, said di Paul Le PeraPeople & Culture director of Philip Morris Italy.

Among the novelties of the last few months, also theopening of the Philip Morris Institute for Manufacturing Competences (IMC), the new center for higher education and the development of skills related to Industry 4.0. Inaugurated on 17 June 2022 in the Crespellano production hub, it intends to represent a point of reference in Italy for what concerns continuous training and technology transfer, promoting the development of skills for the professions of the future in the manufacturing world.

The commitment of recent years to ensure the best living and working conditions for employees is constant, also through innovative tools such as the Global Parental Leave (Gpl)the program which allows future parents to concentrate on taking care of their children in the period following the birth or adoption, guaranteeing a minimum paid period of 100% for both parents, in addition to what is already provided for by national legislation.

The “Top Employer” certification represents one of the various pieces of a single strategy, with people at the centre, of fundamental importance also for what concerns the transformation of the company towards a smoke-free future: Philip Morris’s goal is in fact to eliminate cigarettes in the shortest possible time, thanks to alternatives without combustion based on technology and science. A completely new paradigm made possible only thanks to the passion and skills of the people who work every day for the Company and its supply chain.

Founded more than 30 years ago, the Top Employers Institute has certified 2,052 companies in 121 countries around the world, which thanks to their excellence in the HR field have generated a positive impact on the lives of over 9.5 million people.