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CHIEF SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER
- Gold level in the category of TOP Responsible Large Corporation 2018 — awarded by Business for Society
- Gold level in the category of TOP Responsible Corporation Reporting 2018 — awarded by Business for Society
- Project of the Year title — gold level in the category of TOP Responsible Corporation Corporate Volunteering 2018 — Time for a Good Cause — awarded by Business for Society
Philip Morris International (PMI) is a leading international tobacco company engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, smoke-free products and associated electronic devices and accessories, and other nicotine-containing products in markets outside the U.S. PMI is building a future on a new category of smoke-free products that, while not risk-free, are a much better choice than continuing to smoke. PMI’s smoke-free IQOS product portfolio includes heated tobacco and nicotine-containing vapor products.
According to PMI, their priority is to “attract, support and keep up with diverse and unique individuals”. Their “global workforce of more than 77,000 people” is “one of their greatest strengths and the key to the success as a company.” Their “employees speak more than 80 languages and come from all corners of the world.”
PMI is dedicated to doing something very dramatic – they “want to replace cigarettes with smoke-free products as fast as possible.”
That’s why as stated, they “have more than 400 scientists, engineers, and technicians developing less harmful alternatives to cigarettes at their two research facilities in Switzerland and Singapore.”
It’s the biggest shift in their history. And it’s the right one for their consumers, their company, their shareholders, and society.
Company Sustainable Activity
- OHSAS 18001
- ISO 14001
- ISO 9001
- ISO 50001
- EMS (Environmental Management System) certifications
Sustainable Development Goals
How company covers SDGs
According to the company, the ČEZ strategic framework is based on seventeen global sustainable development goals (SDGs). They link selected global topics to ČEZ Group’s sustainable development strategy.
According to the company, ČEZ managed to reduce SO2 emissions by 6.5% and NOx emissions by 4% in 2018; there was also a corresponding decrease in emissions per generated electricity for both pollutants (by 6.5% for SO2 and 4.1% for NOx ). PM emissions increased by 55 tons year-on-year, which is an increase of 3.6%; the emission rate per generated electricity increased by 4.1%. Generation from coal decreased by 4.3%, nuclear generation increased by almost 6%, and generation from natural gas increased by more than 11% in 2018. Despite an eight-percent drop in renewable generation in connection with unfavorable weather conditions, their CO2 emission factor decreased by almost 4% year-on-year. There was also a decrease of almost 5% in CO2 emission intensity per generated electricity in Czechia.
ČEZ follows “Energy for the Future,” which is a strategy related to sustainable development in the long term. In addition, it follows 14 of the recommended 17 SDGs. It also has a list of recognized certifications like the ISO 14001, 9001, and others. They have won several awards because of their contribution to sustainability as well. Regardless of all that, ČEZ generates petrochemicals which can greatly harm the environment even if great efforts are taken towards sustainability.