BAT: a Top Employer in Asia Pacific

Top Employer certification in five countries across the region recognises ‘outstanding policies and practices offered to employees’

British American Tobacco has earned the Top Employer Asia Pacific seal of recognition after being certified as a Top Employer in five countries in the region: Australia, Japan, Indonesia, Russia and Malaysia.

The annual international research undertaken by the Top Employers Institute recognises leading employers around the world: those that provide excellent employee conditions, nurture and develop talent throughout all levels of the organisation and which strive to continuously optimise employment practices.

Crucial to the Top Employer process is that participating companies must complete a HR Best Practices Survey and meet the required high standards to achieve certification. David Plink, CEO of the Top Employers Institute, said: “British American Tobacco belongs to a very exclusive global community of Top Employers and it’s continuously showing great achievements. In 2017 it was certified – for the seventh consecutive year –  as a Top Employer Europe.

“Recently, it achieved certification as a Top Employer Africa 2018. Malaysia, Indonesia, Russia, Australia and Japan have been awarded Top Employer certification due to the outstanding policies and practices offered to their employees.

“BAT has always been a company focused on attracting the best talent, not only offering excellent conditions but also ensuring exciting career opportunities in their worldwide locations.”

Fiona Plush, British American Tobacco’s Regional Head of Talent, Asia Pacific, said: “The award is great recognition of our continuous efforts to invest in our people by providing a work environment that engages, inspires, promotes ownership and accountability and supports the development and wellbeing of our people.”