British American Tobacco Recognised as a Top Employer 2021 in Kenya

BAT's full year profit up 41%

BAT Kenya Managing Director, Crispin Achola (middle) and Head of HR, Diana Johnson (2nd left) celebrate the 2021 Top Employer certification with employees.

British American Tobacco Kenya (BAT) has been recognised as the country’s top employer at the annual Top Employers Certification Award, in recognition of its exceptional employee practices for the fourth successive year.

Being certified as a Top Employer showcases an organisation’s dedication to a better world of work and exhibits this through excellent HR policies and people practices.

“To receive the Top Employer certification in both Kenya and Africa for the fourth successive year and being ranked No. 2 in Kenya for 2021, is an honour for us,” BAT Kenya Managing Director Crispin Achola said.

Achola added that the certification demonstrates that BAT Kenya continues to deliver workplace conditions of the highest standard that enables people to grow within the organisation and development of future leaders. 

“As a result, we continue to recruit and retain the best and brightest talent to deliver our evolved strategy and purpose to build A Better Tomorrow for our stakeholders.”

The Top Employers Institute programme has certified and recognised more than 1 600 Top Employers in 120 territories across five continents. The Top Employers Institute programme certifies organisations based on the results of its HR Best Practices Audit carried out on each organisation after the completion of a highly intense survey. The survey covers topics such as people strategy, work environment, talent acquisition, learning, well-being, diversity, change management, performance management, culture and more. 

“Despite the challenging year we have experienced, BAT Kenya has continued to demonstrate the power of putting their people first in the workplace,” said Top Employers Institute CEO David Plink. “We are proud to share this year’s announcement and congratulate the organisations who have been certified in their respective countries through the Top Employers Institute programme.”