“The Philip Morris Kazakhstan” company within the framework of the project of organization and functioning of career centers.

Philip Morris Kazakhstan Company received an award for its contribution to the development of the the Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research (KIMEP)

“For Contribution to the Development of KIMEP”.

In the framework of the work of the Council of Foreign Investors of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Philip Morris Kazakhstan LLP together with the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Republic of Kazakhstan in 2018 implemented a project to introduce the best practices for the organization and functioning of career centers in regional higher educational institutions. Within the framework of this project, on the basis of KIMEP as one of the leading educational institutions of the country, training seminars were held where best practices of the functioning of such centers were presented, with further visiting meetings in the regions for the most effective use of the knowledge gained by the career centers of regional universities. As a result of work with the support of Philip Morris Kazakhstan LLP and KIMEP, career centers were created in five regional universities.

At the 32nd plenary meeting of the Council of Foreign Investors, chaired by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev, in 2019, dedicated to the theme “Development of human capital”, the President of Philip Morris International in the Eastern Europe region Marco Mariotti shared the experience of one of the leading companies employers of the country and region.

Philip Morris Kazakhstan LLP intends to continue to contribute to the development of human capital in our country. The strategic and reliable partner for the company is always thethe Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research (KIMEP). As the head of the company, Juan Carlos Escobar, said at the KIMEP award ceremony: “The successful implementation of the project to create career centers at regional universities in Kazakhstan has largely happened thanks to the support and assistance of KIMEP, and in this regard, I note that the KIMEP career center’s work model is a reference for us “.

Philip Morris Kazakhstan LLP has been repeatedly awarded with awards as the best employer. In early 2019, the company was awarded the international award of the Best Employers Institute for the fourth time in a row (Top Employer Institute – an international certification organization that assesses compliance with high international standards in the field of personnel management) and was recognized as the best employer in Europe and Kazakhstan in 2019 according to Top Employer Institute. In February 2019, Philip Morris Kazakhstan LLP successfully passed the international certification EQUAL-SALARY and became the first company in Kazakhstan to receive confirmation of the application of the same principles in remuneration for men and women, as well as the fact that their professional contribution is valued equally, outside depending on their gender. The EQUAL-SALARY certificate is awarded by the EQUAL-SALARY foundation, a Swiss non-profit organization, and the international audit company PwC, which plays the role of an exclusive partner in this certification process.

FMK continues to invest in the development of its personnel and has allocated more than 16 million US dollars for the professional development of its employees since 1993.

Additional Information.

Philip Morris Kazakhstan LLP (FMK): an PMI affiliate in Kazakhstan whose history began in 1993 with the acquisition of Almaty Tobacco Company JSC. FMK has a modern factory located in the Almaty region. Today, the company produces a wide range of well-known international cigarette brands both for sale in Kazakhstan and for export to other countries of Central Asia. In December 2016, FMK introduced in Kazakhstan the innovative IQOS tobacco heating system, a modern alternative to cigarettes.