JTI Now Certified Top Employer in Africa

                   JTI Now Certified Top Employer in Africa

  PR Newswire

  GENEVA, October 13, 2017

GENEVA, October 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

            Recognition Asserts JTI ' s Commitment to the Region  

JTI (Japan Tobacco International) has been officially certified for the first
time as a Top Employer in Africa, demonstrating its status as an employer of
choice that puts people first. This recognition was confirmed during a
ceremony held yesterday evening in Johannesburg, South Africa, where seven JTI
offices were also individually awarded: Algeria, Tunesia, Morocco, Tanzania,
South Africa, Sudan and Egypt.

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"We are delighted to have joined the ranks of the Top Employer family in
Africa", says Mark Phillips, HR Vice President, Middle East, Near East,
Africa, Turkey and Worldwide Duty Free. "The success of our company in the
region is driven by the quality of our people. We strive to attract the very
best talent and believe in developing and promoting people from within. In our
certified African countries, JTI has a retention rate of more than 93%.
Globally, over 80% of all managerial vacancies are filled by internal
candidates."

David Plink, CEO at the Top Employers Institute, confirms:  "Our extensive
research concluded that JTI forms part of a select group of employers that
advance employee conditions worldwide. Their people are well taken care of.
Now that they have received the Top Employer Africa 2018 certification, they
can truly consider themselves at the top of an exclusive group of the world's
best employers."

The annual international research undertaken by the Top Employers Institute
recognises leading employers around the world: those that provide excellent
employee conditions, nurture and develop talent throughout all levels of the
organization, and which strive to continuously optimize employment practices.
JTI's employee offerings were assessed on the following criteria: Talent
Strategy, Workforce Planning, On-boarding, Learning & Development, Performance
Management, Leadership Development, Career & Succession Management,
Compensation & Benefits, and Culture.

For JTI, the new regional Top Employer 2018 certification in Africa is the
latest addition to a list of prestigious awards recognizing its HR excellence
across the globe: in 2017, JTI was awarded Global Top Employer for the third
consecutive year, and was ranked #1 Top Employer in Europe, the Middle East
and the Asia-Pacific region.    

About JTI  

JTI is a leading international tobacco company with operations in more than
120 countries. It is the global owner of both Winston, the number two
cigarette brand in the world, and Camel outside the USA and has the largest
share in sales for both brands. Other global brands include Mevius, LD and
Natural American Spirit. With its internationally recognised brand Logic, JTI
is also a major player in the e-cigarette market and has, since 2011, been
present in the heated tobacco category with Ploom. Headquartered in Geneva,
Switzerland, JTI employs around 27,000 people and was awarded Global Top
Employer for three consecutive years. Its core revenue in the fiscal year
ended December 31, 2016, was USD 10.5 billion. JTI is a member of the Japan
Tobacco Group of Companies. For more information, visit http://www.jti.com .

About the Top Employers Institute  

The Top Employers Institute is the global Human Capital Management research
and Certification company, identifying and celebrating excellence in HR
practices and employee conditions in companies around the world. Organisations
which also achieve its International Standard in HR best-practice receive the
coveted, and well-deserved, Top Employer Brand Certification: a globally
recognised validation of their commitment to HR excellence and advancing
employee conditions, and powerful differentiator for business performance.
 Certified Top Employers are the world's premium employers. To learn more
about the Top Employers Institute and the Top Employers certification visit: 
http://www.top-employers.com .

Contact: For further information, please contact: Gisela Weber / External
Communications Manager, JTI, Telephone: +41 22 703 0291, Email:
gisela.weber@jti.com
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