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Contributor: PR Newswire Europe
Thursday, January 31 2019 - 15:00
British American Tobacco Recognised Again as a Global Top Employer
LONDON, January 31, 2019 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

    British American Tobacco (BAT) is proud to announce that it has been named 
as a Global Top Employer for the second year running. This accreditation 
follows BAT being certified as a Top Employer for 2019 in 43 markets - an 
increase from 2018 - across five regions: Europe, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, 
Africa and Middle East. BAT is just one of 14 companies to receive Global Top 
Employer status for 2019.

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    BAT has been certified as a Top Employer in various regions around the 
world since 2009, and was awarded Global Top Employer certification for the 
first time in 2018, in recognition of its continuing efforts to develop and 
grow its 55,000 people around the world.

    Giovanni Giordano, Group HR Director at BAT, comments: "Receiving Global 
Top Employer certification, for the second year running, is a great honour as 
it acknowledges our commitment to creating an inclusive and innovative working 
environment where our people have exciting development opportunities and can 
bring their diverse experiences, skillsets and ideas to the table.

    "To be recognised as a Top Employer in 43 markets is a fantastic 
achievement. We have always believed that our people and their talents are 
essential to our success - and in this exciting period of transformation and 
change at BAT, I am delighted that our continued work to invest in our people 
has been recognised in this way."

    David Plink, CEO of the Top Employers Institute, said: "British American 
Tobacco keeps growing every year as an outstanding company to work for. Being 
certified, for the second year running, as a Global Top Employer in five 
continents is a fantastic achievement, and one that BAT shares with just a 
handful of other companies around the world. Continuous career development has 
always been a focal point for BAT, as well as supporting work-life balance for 
employees throughout their careers. This Global Top Employer accreditation 
acknowledges BAT's commitment to providing best-in-class working environments 
and career opportunities."

    The Top Employer certification process 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 allow employees 
to develop themselves personally and professionally, while driving business 

    Participating companies undergo a very rigorous assessment process which 
includes an extensive review of employer practices across nine broad topics: 
Talent Strategy; Performance Management; Learning & Development; Leadership 
Development; Career & Succession Management; Workforce planning; On-boarding; 
Culture; and Compensation and Benefit. Several validation sessions are held 
where evidence of these practices is provided, and an independent audit of the 
findings is also carried out.

    Notes to editors  

    British American Tobacco is certified as a Top Employer in 43 countries 
across five regions as follows:

    - Africa (South Africa, Angola, Mozambique, Kenya, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, 
    - Middle East (Emirates, Jordan, Iran)
    - Latin America (Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Paraguay, 
    - Asia-Pacific (South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Australia, =    
Bangladesh, Vietnam, Pakistan, Uzbekistan)
    - Europe (Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, 
Romania, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Poland, Austria, Ukraine, Russia, 
Kazakhstan, Turkey).

    About British American Tobacco
    British American Tobacco (BAT) is one of the world's leading, 
multi-category consumer goods companies, that provides tobacco and nicotine 
products to millions of consumers around the world. It employs over 55,000 
people, with market leadership in over 55 countries and factories in 42. Its 
Strategic Portfolio is made up of its global cigarette brands and an increasing 
range of potentially reduced-risk products, comprising vapour and tobacco 
heating products, as well as oral tobacco and nicotine products such as moist 
snuff and snus.

    In 2017 the Group generated reported revenue of GBP20 billion and profit 
from operations of £6.5 billion. In July 2017, British American Tobacco plc. 
acquired the remaining 57.8% of Reynolds American Inc. that BAT did not already 
own, creating a stronger, global tobacco and nicotine company. 
    Twitter: @BATPress

SOURCE: British American Tobacco