Features, films and facts about British American Tobacco
BAT Kenya has unveiled its transformed Nairobi headquarters, marking an important milestone for its 'hub rejuvenation' project.Watch video 10 January 2019
The transformation, designed to embody the BAT East & Central Africa Area (ECAA) mantra of being “Energised, Collaborative and Agile”, has resulted in a modern workspace that is truly fit for the future.
The new offices, opened last year, house the manufacturing and commercial operations for all BAT’s East & Central Africa Area (ECAA) operation.
Area Director, Beverley Spencer-Obatoyinbo, said: “The project team have delivered a wonderful commercial office space which has taken ECAA and its work environment into a completely creative and innovative realm. I know that this ‘great place to work’ will deliver even more energy, collaboration and agility across the organisation. This is just the beginning of our transformational journey here in ECAA and I’m very excited for what the future holds.”
2018 saw BAT Kenya named as a national Employer of the Year for a second successive year, as well as again receiving Top Employer status from Top Employers Institute.
BAT celebrated being named as a Top Employer Asia-Pacific for the second successive year at a ceremony held in Singapore last week.Read article 20 December 2018
Graduates from more than 40 different countries touched down in the UK for BAT’s latest Global Graduate Academy.Watch video 23 November 2018
For the first time since last year’s acquisition, delegates from Reynolds American Inc joined the Academy, making it the largest and most international one we’ve ever hosted!
Among the activities the young men and women participated in included two business simulations which enhanced their overall view of the business. They also worked to develop their leadership capabilities, while networking with colleagues from around the world.
Stephen Filotas, BAT’s Group Head of Trade, Marketing & Distribution was one of the senior leaders who graduates were able to learn from. He said: “(At the Graduate Academy) you find very diverse cultures, very bright people. Everyone was extremely energetic, involved and engaged.”
Take a look at our video to hear from the graduates themselves as we introduce #NextGenBAT.
We’re launching a range of benefits to help new parents at BAT balance their home and work livesWatch video 22 October 2018
The initiative – called Parents@BAT – offers a minimum of 16 weeks’ fully paid maternity leave for new mothers and adoptive parents and a return-to-work guarantee. It also includes flexible working opportunities and an online advice service offering coaching support.
Parents@BAT, effective from 1 January 2019, offers significantly better terms than existing legal requirements in a number of our markets. The minimum 16 weeks’ fully paid maternity leave element of the initiative goes above and beyond local requirements in 26 countries, including: United States, Indonesia, South Korea, Taiwan, Nigeria, Argentina, Algeria, Morocco, Egypt and Pakistan.
While Parents@BAT provides minimum guidelines, BAT’s support for new parents already goes far beyond these, and local statutory requirements, in many countries. In the UK, for example, parents on maternity leave receive six months’ full pay and pro-rata bonus, statutory pay for three months and a return to work guarantee.
Nicandro Durante, CEO at BAT, said: “We want to ensure no-one at BAT has to choose between their career and their family and that’s why this will be available to colleagues all over the world. We are proud to be offering this new range of parental benefits on a global scale and we are looking forward to seeing the changes this will hopefully make to the lives of both our current and future employees.”
You can read more about Parents@BAT here.
Reynolds American Inc., our business in the U.S, receives two pieces of recognition that herald it as a ‘great place to work’.Read article 15 October 2018
British American Tobacco is named as a Top Employer Africa for the second year in a row.Read article 04 October 2018
We are a truly global company with a highly successful past and an exciting future ahead of us.Visit 'We are BAT' 17 September 2018
Watch our short video to get an idea of what it's like to work for British American Tobacco in Northern Europe Area.Watch video 22 August 2018
Titled ‘How do you want your day to be?’, the video focuses on Kristina, based in our office in Copenhagen, Denmark. It gives a ‘day in the life’ view of someone who has progressed in her BAT career from intern to global graduate to manager for one of our biggest brands in Northern Europe.
In the video, Kristina – since promoted to Head of Shopper Marketing in NEA – talks about her career progression, and the importance of having the support of her colleagues, both inside and outside of work, as they go through their BAT journeys together.
“I love being challenged”, Kristina says in the video. “But also to get the opportunity to go as far as I want. Together with my colleagues. My friends.”
We’ve teamed up with LinkedIn’s Lynda.com to transform the way our employees learn and develop their careers.Read article 07 August 2018
Read a factsheet explaining our approach and commitment to tobacco harm reductionRead article 07 June 2018
We are proud to have been recognised as a Global Top Employer for 2018.Read article 15 February 2018
Our ‘Your Voice’ employee engagement survey gives our people the opportunity to say how well they think BAT is performing on a range of topics.Watch video 9 January 2018
A massive 44,000 employees responded to our 2017 survey, with the results showing that we are performing very well in many areas – often, much better than the norm for large global companies like ours.
Watch our video to find out more about our results and discover how we are performing against our comparators. And, if you would like to add your voice to those who are proud to work for British American Tobacco, visit bat-careers.com, where you can find out more about opportunities at our company and be directed to our latest vacancies.
Our work to provide a village with better access to safe drinking water is the focus of the second follow-up to our company video, We are BAT.Watch video 13 November 2017
In the original film, we heard from one of BAT’s contracted farmers, Abdul, about the benefits of the “Probaho” clean water initiative. We now go back to the same community and hear from Zunaeed, Regional Leaf Manager for BAT Bangladesh, who highlights the effect of the initiative on the people of Kushtia.
Launched in 2009, Probaho helps to ensure 170,000 people a day in Bangladesh benefit from better access to safe drinking water, thanks to 65 new water filtration plants we have installed.
“I am very much proud to be part of BAT Bangladesh,” says Zunaeed. “Having a legacy of more than 100 years, contributing to almost 33,000 farming families, to improve their livelihood and economic development.” He adds: “We are helping the farmers to build a better and safer world.”
The Probaho project has had a huge impact on those responsible for collecting the family’s water each day who no longer have to travel long distances. Shahanaj is a resident of Kushtia and teacher at the school she attended as a child. She says: “The people in my neighbourhood are happier now.”
The Probaho initiative also features in our brand-new Focus Report on Sustainable Agriculture and Farmer Livelihoods. Download it to learn more about how we support the 350,000+ farmers we work with in 34 countries to help them thrive.
You can see our first follow-up video, focusing on two members of our Trade Marketing and Distribution team in Johannesburg, South Africa, here.
We were proud to showcase our commitment to and progress in Next Generation Products (NGP) at a Capital Markets Day for investors and analysts on 25 October.Read article 25 October 2017
invested in potentially reduced-risk products since 2012.
Award recognises top employers that display leadership and innovation in engaging their workforcesRead article 4 October 2017
In a follow-up to our company video, employees in South Africa share their experiences of working for BAT.Watch video 7 September 2017
One of the stories we heard in the original We Are BAT film was from a sales representative in South Africa, who told the cameras: “I feel like the sky’s the limit on what you can achieve.”
And in our follow-up video we hear from two fellow members of our Trade Marketing and Distribution team in Johannesburg, who talk about the opportunities for professional development that come with working for BAT.
Through their story, we hope you’ll get a sense of the incredible teamwork, camaraderie and passion that goes into making us a progressive company that’s proud of its heritage and excited about the future.
How Pakistan Tobacco Company (PTC), has brought the gift of light to a remote village.Watch video 31 March 2017
Take a look inside our world-first Vype store in Milan.Read article 24 March 2017
Graduates who touched down in London in February to take part in our first ever Graduate Academy tell us why they were excited to be there.Watch video 20 March 2017
We’re a forward-looking business responding to a changing world. Find out how in our Sustainability Report 2016.View report 13 March 2017
Watch a 90-second video about our business – our performance, our products, our people and our strategy.Watch video 13 March 2017
people are employed by BAT worldwide.
BAT Bangladesh had extra reason to celebrate on International Women’s DayRead article 9 March 2017
Read about our clear commitment and approach to harm reduction in this special Focus Report.View report 23 February 2017
invested each year in farmer support.
The people who help make us the company we are today take centre stage in our company video, We are BAT.Watch video 30 January 2017
The video presents our business through the eyes of our employees and those we work with and support around the world.
We believe their stories show who we are: a progressive company that’s proud of its heritage and excited about the future
Produced during 2016, We are BAT was filmed in five locations in four continents. It features people living different lives in diverse countries but who share a common pride and commitment in what they do.
You’ll hear from BAT scientists in the UK involved in developing a next generation of potentially less harmful nicotine products; a sales representative supporting retailers in South Africa; and a farmer in Brazil whose family has been supplying us with tobacco for three generations.
Also featured is a community in Bangladesh which has access to clean drinking water thanks to a water purification plant provided by BAT, while we also hear the thoughts of a management trainee embarking on a career with our company.
We’re proud of the video and the people who took part in it. It’s through their words that we aim to show some of the ways we are contributing to the livelihoods of people around the world and meeting the evolving needs of our consumers with innovative Next Generation Products.
The Institute of Directors’ 2016 Good Governance Report names BAT as the best among UK-listed FTSE 100 companies for corporate governance.Watch video 09 September 2016