Philip Morris Ukraine
Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) is the world’s leading international tobacco company. In addition to the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, including Marlboro, the number one global cigarette brand, PMI is engaged in the development and commercialization of Reduced-Risk Products (“RRPs”). RRPs is the term PMI uses to refer to products with the potential to reduce individual risk and population harm in comparison to smoking cigarettes. Philip Morris International entered the Ukrainian market in 1994. It currently operates a state-of-the-art production facility in Kharkiv, manufacturing a range of local and international brands for Ukrainian market and for export. In 2016 Philip Morris Ukraine was one of the first PMI affiliates in the world to launch iQOS™ - a revolutionary product based on the innovative HEAT-NOT-BURN™ technology. For more details on this breakthrough technology seewww.pmiscience.com and www.iqos.com.ua. Philip Morris operates in Ukraine as two legal entities – "Philip Morris Ukraine" and "Philip Morris Sales and Distribution" – employing over 1,300 people in total. The Ukrainian affiliate of Philip Morris International is a leader in the Ukrainian tobacco market and one of the largest taxpayers into the state and local budgets. The total amount of taxes paid in 2018 was UAH 17.2 billion. The company was rated as Top Employer Ukraine 2018 and Top Employer Europe 2018 by the international Top Employers Institute.