British American Tobacco is proud to announce that
it has earned the Top Employer Africa seal of recognition, in addition to being
certified as a Top Employer in five countries: South
Africa
; Angola;
Mozambique; Kenya; and Nigeria.

The Top Employers Institute
is an independent organisation studying the employee offerings of major
employers around the world and comparing them against the international
standard. The Top Employers certification recognises leading employers around
the world, who provide excellent employee conditions, nurture and develop
talent throughout all levels of the organisation, and which strive to
continuously optimise employment practices.

Head of HR for BAT South Africa,
Leslie Rance said: “This certification recognizes our efforts in building on
our legacy of leaders through putting our employees first and developing our HR
practices. Because of this, this year we have regained our continental
certification and are incredibly proud of the HR teams in the end markets that
have been actively driving these HR processes.”

Beverley Spencer-Obatoyinbo,
Area Director for East and Central Africa said: “This is a very proud
moment for BAT Kenya and the East and Central Africa HR team who work
tirelessly to facilitate talent development, building a great cultural
environment and therefore leaving a legacy of leaders for our business; a key
pillar of BATs success. Certification in Kenya and now the African Continent
is an achievement we are very excited about and I know the whole team will be
too.

Chris McAllister, Area
Director for West Africa Area said: “It is fantastic to be recognized for our
employee practices on our first application for the Top Employer certification.
We continue to appreciate and value all of our employees across all our markets
in WAA and are committed to becoming an even better employer.”

– BUSINESS REPORT ONLINE