Habanera Limited a subsidiary of leading international tobacco company Japan Tobacco International (JTI) has once again been recertified and recognised as one of the only 12 Nigerian Top Employers by the Amsterdam-based Top Employer Institute for the 4th consecutive year. Globally, JTI was also recognised as a top employer for the 9th consecutive year.
This latest certification recognises the excellent working condition provided at the organisation as excelling in each of the assessment categories, which included outstanding HR polices and practices, employee well being, diversity and inclusion and exceptional learning and development opportunities.
Speaking on this year’s recognition as a Top Employer in Nigeria, the General Manager of JTI’s entity in Nigeria, Thomas Adams, stated that “We are extremely delighted to be recertified by Top Employer Institute as a Top Employer both in Nigeria and globally. This award is a confirmation of the efficiency of our people policies, which continue to create an optimal environment for our talents to grow, thrive and fulfil their potential”.
Adams further stated that “At JTI, investment in our people is at the heart of everything we do. From the provision of equal opportunities, an open environment, development programmes and to general employee well being initiatives, we continue to offer the right resources for our people to attain their personal and career aspirations. This latest award will push us to continue prioritising our people by keeping them safe, engaged and inspired towards ensuring JTI remains a great place to work for our valued talents and an attractive destination for future talents”.
The Top Employer certification is awarded by the Top Employers Institute, which conducts an annual international audit of leading employers around the world.
The research firm assesses participating companies in nine key areas: talent strategy, workforce planning, on-boarding, learning and development, performance management, leadership development.
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JTI is a leading international tobacco and vaping company selling its products in more than 130 countries. It is the global owner of both Winston, the number two cigarette brand in the world, and Camel, outside the USA. Other global brands include MEVIUS and LD. JTI is also a major player in the international vaping market with its heated tobacco brand, Ploom, and e-cigarette brand, Logic. Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the Company employs about 48,000 people and was awarded Global Top Employer for the ninth consecutive year. JTI is a member of the JT Group of Companies. For more information, visit www.jti.com.
About Top Employer Institute:
Top Employers Institute is the global authority on recognizing excellence in People Practices. We help accelerate these practices to enrich the world of work. Through the Top Employers Institute Certification Programme, participating companies can be validated, certified, and recognized as an employer of choice. Established over 30 years ago, Top Employers Institute has certified 2,052 organizations in 121 countries/regions. These certified Top Employers positively impact the lives of over 9.5 million employees globally.