Philip Morris International, 18 May 2021

Following the completion our first three human rights impact assessments in Mexico (2018), the Philippines (2019), and in Mozambique (2020), we partnered with experts at the respected consulting firm Article One to assess the impact of our business operations in Russia, our largest commercial market in the Eastern Europe Region. We chose Russia for our significant manufacturing footprint, the success of our transformation and market penetration of IQOS, as well as the cultural and ethnic diversity of a country that is part of both Europe and Asia. Additionally, digital expertise was a requirement in order to conduct the assessment virtually. ..