Andreea Chiriac, PMFTC Director of People and Culture

TAGUIG CITY – PMFTC, Inc., the local affiliate of Philip Morris International, was certified as a Top Employer in the Philippines for the third consecutive year.

This is a further acknowledgment of PMI’s excellence in people practices, firmly establishing the company among the ranks of employers of choice focused on meeting the needs of a globally diverse workforce.

“The recognition of PMFTC as Top Employer in the Philippines for the third consecutive year is a strong endorsement of the working environment that we constantly build at the company,” said Andreea Chiriac, PMFTC’s Director of People and Culture. “PMI strives to design a workplace of the future; a culture that empowers and inspires people to do their best celebrates diversity and well-being, and leverages on technology to deliver fast and amplify positive change to our employees ad our stakeholders.”

Dave Gomez, PMFTC’s Director of Communications, said: “We are grateful and humbled to have received this recognition. We view it as an affirmation that PMFTC is heading in the right direction with the company’s commitment to provide a workplace that helps Filipinos thrive and hone their professional career. This inspires us to continue innovating to promote a positive and productive environment for our employees.”

The Top Employer certification is the result of an independent assessment by the Top Employers Institute, which has recognized PMFTC’s parent company, PMI, as a Global Top Employer for the sixth year in a row. PMI’s affiliates were also recognized as leading employers in 44 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia/Pacific.

“This award was made possible through our consolidated efforts as an organization, along with our vision to create a smoke-free future, which has spurred the energy and passion of our 4,019 employees to deliver positive change for adult smokers who would otherwise continue smoking, and for society,” Chiriac said.

As part of the certification process, PMI was required to demonstrate to independent human resources auditors that it excelled in six HR dimensions by answering 400 questions backed up with evidence.

These dimensions include:

  • Steer: Business strategy, people strategy, and leadership
  • Shape: Organization and change, digital HR, and work environment
  • Attract: Employer branding, talent acquisition, and onboarding
  • Develop: Performance, career, and learning
  • Engage: Well-being, engagement, rewards and recognition, and “offboarding”
  • Unite: Values, ethics and integrity, diversity and inclusion, and sustainability

PMI is also one of the 11 international organizations awarded during this year’s Global Top Employer certification. PMI employs more than 73,500 people worldwide.

Top Employers Institute is the global authority on recognizing excellence in people practices. The institute helps accelerate these practices to enrich the world of work. Through the Top Employers Institute certification program, participating companies can be validated, certified, and recognized as an employer of choice. Established over 30 years ago, Top Employers Institute has certified over 1,857 organizations in 123 countries/regions. These certified Top Employers positively impact the lives of over 7 million employees globally. (PR)