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BAT Kenya crowned top employer in Kenya

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By Eunice WAWUDA

BAT Kenya has been crowned Top Employer in Kenya and Africa for the sixth time in a row.

During a virtual award ceremony held on Tuesday this week, BAT was amongst just 15 companies crowned the world’s best businesses to work for, by the Top Employers Institute.

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, including People Strategy, Work Environment, Talent Acquisition, Learning, Well-being, Diversity & Inclusion, and more.

David Plink, CEO of the Top Employers Institute, said: “Reflecting on the demanding year that has, like the year before it, impacted organizations across the world, our global Top Employers have continued to prioritize going above and beyond to maintain their excellent people practices in the workplace.

As a global Top Employer, BAT has proved their unwavering commitment to their employees on an international level that spans numerous countries.

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.”

Crispin Achola, Managing Director BAT Kenya said:  “We are honored to receive the Top Employer certification for the sixth consecutive year.

This certification recognizes BAT’s diverse and inclusive culture as well as a purposeful and enabling working environment. Guided by our Ethos (Bold, Fast, Empowered, Diverse, Responsible), we continually strive to maintain a workplace where employees feel well-supported, despite the ongoing challenging times.

“Our employees play a crucial role in the delivery of our purpose to build A Better TomorrowTM by reducing the health impact of our business, driving environmental excellence, and ensuring robust corporate governance across the business. We are proud to be recognized for our commitment to building a purpose-driven organization.”

The Top Employer certification process is conducted annually by the Top Employers Institute, an independent organization that studies the employee offerings of major employers around the world.

Certification recognizes 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.

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