Philip Morris Japan certified as an EQUAL-SALARY employer

Vevey/Tokyo, 29.11.2016 – Philip Morris Japan (PMJ) is the first Philip Morris affiliate outside of Switzerland to receive the EQUAL SALARY certification. Philip Morris International became the first multinational company in Switzerland to be certified as a provider of equal salary treatment for men and women in 2015. This new milestone reinforces the company’s strong commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Following PMJ’s successful completion of the certification procedure, the EQUAL-SALARY label was awarded today in Tokyo by Véronique Goy Veenhuys, Founder of EQUAL-SALARY in the presence of Hirotaka Ishihara, State Minister of Cabinet Office and Jean-François Paroz, Swiss Ambassador in Japan.

On this occasion, Paul Riley, President PMJ, commented, “We are very proud to receive this certification in Japan, especially as the country has an estimated pay gap of 27% between women and men. We are also honored to be the very first company to be certified by the EQUAL-SALARY foundation outside of Switzerland since its creation in 2010.

Raquel Blanc, Vice President Diversity & Inclusion, Philip Morris International added, “Following this achievement, we are embarking on a global expansion of the project, and several other markets are preparing for certification in 2017. Our goal is to work with an increasing number of our affiliates to help make this certification a worldwide recognized label for equal pay.

Press Release EN .PDF
Swiss Ambassador Jean-François Paroz’s speech .PDF

Press Release Japanese .PDF

PMI’s commitment to equal pay .VIDEO

Picture above : Véronique Goy Veenhuys, Founder & CEO, Foundation EQUAL-SALARY and Paul Riley, President Philip Morris Japan.

Picture below : From left to right : Paul Riley, President Philip Morris Japan, Jean-François Paroz, Swiss Ambassador in Japan, Véronique Goy Veenhuys, Founder and CEO, EQUAL-SALARY foundation, Hirotaka Ishihara, State Minister of Cabinet Office and Martin King, President Philip Morris Asia.

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