Culture defines the overall output of every organization. It’s simply the character and personality that describes your corporate values, beliefs, behavior, attitudes, tradition, and way of interactions. Through culture, organizations are able to establish and manage their sustainability goals such as social impact, environmental footprint, employee engagement, satisfaction, etc. While most corporate cultures are focused on engineering the most common goal of every business, some employers are repositioning their cultures to address social inequality as well as drive diversity & inclusion.
Philip Morris International (PMI), manufacturers of one of the most popular cigarettes brand Marlboro, is not only an EQUAL-SALARY certified employer, but pioneering the way to a smoke-free future. PMI corporate culture identifies the need for employers to seek long-term achievements while proposing corporate goals and objectives.
Charles Bendotti, Senior Vice President People & Culture at Philip Morris International, advocated for Equal Pay for Equal Work for many years before its reality. He is the architect behind EQUAL-SALARY certification, which verifies that PMI pays all of its employees, in more than 90 countries, worldwide, equally for equal work, regardless of gender. Talking to The HR Digest, Bendotti describes how he has set about renewing this giant as a Global Top Employer.