BAT Named as a Top Employer in Europe for Seventh Consecutive Year

Feb 13, 2017 9:30 AM ET

February 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ - British American Tobacco is proud to announce that it has earned the Top Employer Europe seal of recognition for the seventh consecutive year.

The Company has participated in the prestigious survey, run by the Top Employers Institute, since 2011. The survey measures the best HR practices among employers in Europe. The recognition once again underlines British American Tobacco’s strategy of achieving growth by investing time and energy in its people.

British American Tobacco Western Europe is proud to have been certified in all of its 12 participating countries: Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Poland.

Leif Lümkemann, British American Tobacco’s Regional Head of HR, Western Europe, said: “The award recognises the inspiring culture and strong values in our companies across Western Europe. It confirms that we are a progressive and leading company for outstanding talent that ambitious people wish to join.”

David Plink, CEO of the Top Employers Institute, said: “British American Tobacco belongs to an exclusive and renowned global community of Top Employers. The company has been certified as a Top Employer Europe for the seventh consecutive year, positioning themselves among the top employers in the region. They have been certified in 12 countries in Europe. This is a perfect example of an organisation that has harmonised its operations in a way which not only benefits its employees but also its operational efficiency on a global scale.”

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. Only organisations that achieve certification in at least five countries within the region are awarded the Top Employer Europe 2017 recognition.

Notes to editors

British American Tobacco (BAT) is a global company with over 200 brands sold in more than 200 markets. It employs around 50,000 people across the globe and its cigarettes are chosen by around one in eight of the world's one billion adult smokers. Its five Global Drive Brands are Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall and Rothmans. BAT is market leader in over 55 countries and in 2015 the Group generated revenue of £13.1 billion and profit of nearly £5 billion.

Next Generation Products is part of British American Tobacco Group; focused on developing and delivering high quality nicotine alternatives to adult smokers in the key areas of: Vapour and Tobacco Heating Products.


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