PMI Included in Sustainability Index

Philip Morris International has been included for the first time in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America. Moreover, for the third year in a row, PMI leads the industry in DJSI¡¯s innovation management category, which assesses companies¡¯ research and development spending, product innovations and portfolio of tobacco alternatives and reduced-risk products. The DJSI North America Index includes the Dow Jones Indices¡¯ top 20 percent of ESG performers across 61 industries¡ªthose that exhibit best-in-class performance against DJSI¡¯s environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics.
 
¡°Integrating ESG into our business is at the core of our smoke-free strategy,¡± said PMI Chief Sustainability Officer Jennifer Motles in a statement. ¡°Indeed, for us to be a truly sustainable company we must continue to relentlessly address the health impacts of our products by focusing our efforts and resources on phasing out cigarettes as quickly as possible. As the only cigarette manufacturer committed to removing cigarettes from our business, we are proud to be part of the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index, confirming the significant progress we¡¯re making to transform our business.¡±
 
Earlier this week, the DJSI also recognized British American Tobacco and Japan Tobacco in its sustainability indices.  Enditem