NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 24 – British American Tobacco (BAT) has been named the best employer in Kenya and Africa by the Top Employers Institute.
BAT was among 15 global companies that were recognised during a virtual award ceremony on Tuesday.
Globally, the BAT Group was certified as a Top Employer in 37 countries across Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America.
The Top Employer certification is based on an extensive review of employer practices across six human resource domains and 20 topics such as people strategy, work environment, talent acquisition, learning, well-being, diversity & inclusion.
“Reflecting on the demanding year that has, like the year before it, impacted organisations across the world, our global Top Employers have continued to prioritise going above and beyond to maintain their excellent people practices in the workplace,” the Top Employers Institute CEO David Plink said.
“They join a small group of 15 companies that have achieved a global certification through the Top Employers Programme. We are excited to celebrate and applaud them for their achievement in 2023,” Plink added.
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, allowing employees to develop themselves personally and professionally, while driving business results.
Participating companies undergo a rigorous assessment process which includes an extensive review of employer practices.
Several validation sessions are held where evidence of these practices is provided, and an independent audit of the findings is also carried out.
“We are honored to receive the Top Employer certification for the sixth consecutive year. This certification recognises BAT’s diverse and inclusive culture as well as an purposeful and enabling working environment,” BAT Kenya Managing Director Crispin Achola said.
“Guided by our Ethos (Bold, Fast, Empowered, Diverse, Responsible), we are continually striving to maintain a workplace where employees feel well-supported, even through the ongoing challenging times.”