Philip Morris International Welcomes Broad Interest for PMI IMPACT; New Global Initiative to Fight Smuggling and Related Crimes Receives over 200 Project Proposals in First Funding Round
“We are delighted to see that PMI IMPACT has been well-received and
that a broad range of organizations recognized the need to join forces
to eliminate illegal trade in its many forms. With the leadership of the
Alvise Giustiniani, Vice President Illicit Trade Strategies & Prevention, of PMI.
In total, 170 organizations including government agencies, universities
and research institutes, NGOs, and private entities have proposed more
than 200 projects under three focus areas: research, education and
awareness, and action. Submissions come from 42 countries, primarily in
For its first funding round, PMI IMPACT called for projects that could
have an impact on illegal trade and related crimes in the
Expressions of interest will now go through due diligence checks and
quality assessment by the
More information on PMI IMPACT is available online at http://www.pmi-impact.com/.
PMI is the world’s leading international tobacco company, with six of the world's top 15 international brands and products sold in more than 180 markets. In addition to the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, including Marlboro, the number one global cigarette brand, and other tobacco products, 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. Through multidisciplinary capabilities in product development, state-of-the-art facilities, and industry-leading scientific substantiation, PMI aims to provide an RRP portfolio that meets a broad spectrum of adult smoker preferences and rigorous regulatory requirements. For more information, see www.pmi.com and www.pmiscience.com.