BUSINESS

Philip Morris (Pakistan) wins CSR awards for Education & Health

KARACHI – Philip Morris (Pakistan) Limited (PMPKL), an affiliate of Philip Morris International (PMI), has won the annual Corporate Social Responsibility award for the fourth consecutive year, being recognized under ‘Community Development & Services’ for their Summer Schools Program, and ‘Women Welfare, Empowerment & Development’ for their Mobile Health Clinics Program, at the 11th International CSR Summit 2019, organized by the ‘National Forum for Environment and Health’ (NFEH).

The Summer Schools Program and Mobile Health Clinics Program, were both carried out during 2018 with major presence in tobacco-growing areas, with PMPKL farmers’ footprint.

Summer Schools is a program to eliminate child labor from tobacco farms during peak crop season, while Mobile Health clinics is a unique program providing standard health services to under-privileged women and other community members.

The prestigious awards recognize PMPKL’s consistent efforts to make a positive impact on the communities it operates in, through its community-development endeavors and social-uplift initiatives.

The awards were distributed among the winners, by the Honorable President of Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) – Sardar Masood Khan, in the presence of the Honorable President of Pakistan, Dr. Arif Alvi who graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.

During the NFEH CSR Summit, numerous corporate leaders, CSR experts, government officials, ambassadors and other stakeholders shared their wisdom and ideas through insightful presentations and speeches. More than 50 large companies participated in this forum to create awareness and suggest remedies for various social challenges such as education, health, environment, etc.
PMPKL has a long history of being recognized for its various efforts which include Equal Salary Certification, Best-Practices in initiatives for friendly work-environment and women empowerment, CSR Awards from NFEH in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and the Best Exporter Award given by Pakistan Tobacco Board for 2016 crop exports.