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Philip Morris International Nominated to Corporate Hall of Shame

Tobacco giant cited for bullying tactics

Posted by: Editor | Oct 23, 2012

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Philip Morris International (PMI) has scored a well-deserved nomination to Corporate Accountability International's 2012 Corporate Hall of Shame for its legal bullying of countries that have adopted strong measures to reduce tobacco use.

The world's largest multinational tobacco company with billions of dollars in profits at its disposal, Philip Morris in recent years has used lawsuits and international trade disputes to fight bold tobacco control policies in Australia, Norway, Uruguay and other countries.

Fortunately, countries are fighting back and showing that Philip Morris and other big tobacco companies can be defeated. Recent examples:

It’s clear that Philip Morris International puts profits ahead of health and lives, making the company a worthy candidate for the 2012 Corporate Responsibility Hall of Shame.

Philip Morris is the world's largest and most profitable publicly traded tobacco company, operating in approximately 160 countries. Along with other tobacco companies, it has increased efforts to market products in low- and middle-income countries, where 80 percent of the world’s smokers live. Unless countries stand up to the bullying of these tobacco giants and take strong action to save lives, tobacco use will kill one billion people in the 21st century.

So vote for Philip Morris International as the 2012 Corporate Hall of Shame winner.

 

 

 

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