BAT recognised as Global Top Employer for 4th consecutive year

British American Tobacco resumes sales in South Africa

British American Tobacco (BAT) is proud to announce that it has been named as a Global Top Employer for the fourth year running by the Top Employers Institute.

BAT is just one of 16 companies to receive Global Top Employer status for 2021, which is based on 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.

British American Tobacco resumes sales in South Africa

The award follows BAT being certified as a Top Employer for 2021 in 34 countries across five regions: Europe, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Middle East, and recognises the company’s commitment to attracting the best talent, investing in its people and being a great place to work.

Hae In Kim, Director, Talent, Culture and Inclusion at BAT, comments:

“Receiving Global Top Employer certification for the fourth-year running is a fantastic achievement as it acknowledges our commitment to creating an inclusive and innovative working environment that our employees enjoy being a part of.

“Our employees are our most important asset, and we are particularly proud of the resilience and determination they have displayed during the pandemic. Without doubt, they are a key driver in our continued strong performance as we transform our business and build A Better Tomorrow for all our stakeholders.”

BAT is committed to its purpose to build A Better Tomorrow™ by reducing the health impact of its business through providing a range of enjoyable and less risky products.

Fostering a culture where employees are encouraged to develop and grow in a diverse and inclusive environment has always been important to BAT and is playing an important role in accelerating this transformation.

BAT has been certified as a Top Employer in various regions around the world since 2009 and the ongoing recognition reflects its continued efforts to develop and foster the potential of its 53,000 employees around the world.

David Plink, CEO of the Top Employers Institute, says:

“Despite the challenging year we have experienced, which has certainly made an impact on organisations around the globe, our regional Top Employers have continued to demonstrate the power of putting their people first in the workplace. As a global Top Employer, BAT has shown its dedication to its employees on an international level across numerous countries and we congratulate them for their global certification.”

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 results.

Participating companies undergo a very rigorous assessment process which includes an extensive review of employer practices across nine broad topics. Several validation sessions are held where evidence of these practices is provided, and an independent audit of the findings is also carried out.