On March 23, 2020, Philip Morris Georgia announced its readiness to contribute 100 000 GEL to the special fund established by the Business Association of Georgia to address the immediate needs in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic .
“We are dealing with extraordinary and unprecedented public health crisis, that requires an incredible level of involvement and collaboration across government, society and business. As part of our corporate social responsibility, we are stepping in to provide financial support – contribution of 100,000 GEL to the Business Association of Georgia, that will help address urgent public health needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. We are dedicating every moment of these uncertain times to the uprising balance much needed for the future.” –said Yuri Gordok, General Manager of Philip Morris Caucasus and Moldova.
On March 19, 2020, In the light of increasing COVID-19 cases in Georgia, the Office of the Prime Minister of Georgia has launched a digital platform which joins forces of private and public sectors to respond the existing challenges efficiently and effectively. Special fund of the Business Association of Georgia is part of that platform.
The announced contribution is part of multiple efforts Philip Morris Georgia is undertaking. Besides, the company has introduced immediate work-from-home option for all its employees.
“More than ever people around us need care, attention and collaboration to overcome the unprecedented challenges. We fully support our employees, business partners and society at large in their effort to withstand this difficult time.” Added Yuri Gordok.
About Philip Morris Georgia:
Philip Morris Georgia LLC is an affiliate of Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) with more than 60 employees working in Finance, Administration, Marketing, Sales, Commercial Planning and External Affairs departments.
For more information, see http://www.pmi.com and www.pmiscience.com
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