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.
Paul Riley, President Philip Morris Japan, November 2016
Vevey/Tokyo, 29.11.2016 – Philip Morris Japan (PMJ) has decided to get certified, thus becoming the first Philip Morris affiliate outside of Switzerland to receive the EQUAL SALARY certification. Given PMJ’s successful completion of the certification procedure, the EQUAL-SALARY label was awarded 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 and Paul Riley, President Philip Morris Japan.