Appointed Philip Morris International’s (PMI) first female Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) in October 2020, Jennifer Motles orchestrates the company’s ambitious sustainability agenda —including its vision of transforming for good and phasing out cigarettes. She is driving the integration of the company’s financial and non-financial performance, and after joining PMI in 2015, helped craft the company’s statement of purpose as well as its transformation and sustainability strategies.
As CSO, Jennifer leads the company’s process for establishing concrete sustainability definitions, documentation and controls with the aim to standardize how PMI measures ESG performance. Additionally, Jennifer has driven PMI to increase the pace of its ESG initiatives, including bringing forward its carbon neutrality targets and activating new innovation within the company. PMI’s Low-Carbon Transition Plan (LCTP), published in October 2021, includes a detailed strategy to decarbonize its direct operations by 2025 and across its entire value chain by 2040. Jennifer also spearheads the company’s annual Integrated Report, which communicates the progress PMI is making toward achieving its sustainability aspirations, including its transformation to accelerate the end of smoking.