BAT named top employer

British American Tobacco (BAT) has been named a top employer in the Asia Pacific region by the Top Employers Institute Asia Pacific. In addition, it has been certified as a top employer in Australia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, South Korea and Vietnam.
According to BAT, organizations certified as top employers dedicate themselves to providing the very best working environment for employees through their progressive “people-first” HR practices. These organizations have worked hard to create, implement and progress these people strategies, providing an outstanding experience through strategic and thoughtful workplace programs which create an environment that empowers and develops employees.
“At BAT, we strongly believe that people are our competitive advantage,” said Anna Dolgikh, BAT’s regional head of human resources – Asia Pacific & Middle East. “This belief drives our ongoing focus to support the wellbeing of our teams, to nurture and develop talent through all levels of the organization, and to support each person throughout their career at BAT. This award recognizes the commitment of our business and the excellent work of our HR teams to deliver business success through an engaged and motivated workforce.”
“This award is testament that our people strategy, policies and continuous efforts to ensure a positive working environment are delivering,” said Sally Powell, BAT’s regional head of talent & OE – Asia Pacific & Middle East. “It gives recognition to the leaders across our business, who strive every day to motivate and inspire their teams, and provide valuable feedback on where we can continue to raise the bar even higher. This is a very proud moment for our company!”
“We believe that the 2019 Certified organizations demonstrate exceptional employee conditions and encourage the development of these practices by putting their people first,” said David Plink, CEO of The Top Employers Institute. “These companies help enrich the world of work with their outstanding dedication to HR excellence and because of this, they are recognized as an employer of choice.”