News and stories15 February 2018
BAT is recognised as a Global Top Employer
British American Tobacco (BAT) is proud to have been recognised as a Global Top Employer for 2018.
Global accreditation followed confirmation of Top Employer certification in 35 markets and five regions – Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Africa and Middle East – earlier this month.
BAT has been certified as a Top Employer since 2009 and today’s global accreditation is in recognition of its commitment to nurturing and furthering the careers of its 55,000 people worldwide. The company is one of just 13 to receive prestigious global accreditation in 2018.
Giovanni Giordano, BAT’s Group HR Director, said: “Being named as a Global Top Employer is a great honour. At BAT, we believe that people and their talent are essential to our success – and this accreditation acknowledges our focus on developing our people, and on providing an engaging, innovative and diverse place to work.
“As we work to transform our business and the industry, our culture of inclusion, performance and recognition is now more important than ever. It has never been so exciting to work at BAT, and we are delighted that our ongoing commitment to our 55,000 people, and the work that we do, has been recognised in this way.”
Top Employer certification is conducted annually by the Top Employers Institute, an independent organisation that studies the employee offerings of major employers around the world.
Certification recognises employers that provide best-in-class employment practices that allows employees to develop themselves personally and professionally, while driving business results.
Participating companies undergo a very rigorous process which includes an extensive review of employer practices across nine broad topics including Talent Strategy, Performance Management and Learning & Development. Evidence of these practices is provided at validation sessions and followed up with an independent audit of the findings.
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. The recognition of BAT’s solid performance has expanded from Europe - where they are certified for the 8th eighth consecutive year - to Africa, Asia Pacific, and Middle East. BAT is also the first tobacco company to be recognised as a Top Employer in Latin America.
“These outstanding results have earned British American Tobacco the exclusive Top Employer Global recognition. British American Tobacco has always been a company focused on attracting and retaining the best talent, not only offering excellent conditions, and a diverse culture and working environment, but also ensuring exciting career opportunities in their worldwide locations.”
British American Tobacco is certified as a Top Employer in 35 countries across five regions:
- Africa (South Africa, Angola, Mozambique, Kenya, Nigeria)
- Middle East (Turkey, Emirates, Jordan, Iran)
- Latin America (Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Paraguay, Venezuela)
- Asia Pacific (Malaysia, Indonesia, Russia, Japan, Australia)
- Europe (Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Poland, Austria and Ukraine).