MIAMI, Feb. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- JTI (Japan Tobacco International) been recognized as the Number 1 Top Employer in North America, Canada, Mexico, and USA domestic business. In addition, the US Leaf Operation was granted the Number 2 position, while Brazil received the Number 3. JTI has been named a Top Employer Globally as well. We are extremely proud that JTI North America is now part of a select group of JTI organizations in the world, which have been certified as one of the Top Employers in 2018.
Along with the North America regional award, Brazil, Canada, and Mexico have received the domestic Top Employer certification for the first time, while the United States domestic business has been recognized for the third year in a row and the US Leaf Operation for the second consecutive year.
"For JTI, the first regional Top Employer 2018 certification in North America is an exceptional recognition of our consistent HR practices and high standards. This is a fantastic achievement for the rapidly expanding JTI in the Americas. Our success is the result of creating exciting career opportunities for our employees and balancing business achievements with employees' satisfaction," said Daniela Argirova, Regional HR Americas. "Our focus has been on integrating our new businesses and ensuring that our people have the right environment and support to do their jobs."
The annual international research undertaken by the Top Employers Institute recognizes 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 optimise employment practices.
JTI has recently entered the Central and South American markets, establishing operations in Bolivia, Colombia and the Dominican Republic. "These regional and local awards are recognition of the company's dedication to its employees," said Marchant Kuys, JTI Regional President Americas.
David Plink, CEO of Top Employers Institute said, "From our research, we have seen how the organizations certified in North America put the development of their people first and are continuously working to optimise their HR and people development practices. JT International forms part of this select group of employers. Now that they have received the Top Employer North America 2018 certification, they can rightfully consider themselves at the top of an exclusive group of the world's best employers."
For JTI, the regional Top Employer 2018 certification in North America is the most recent addition to a list of awards recognizing its HR excellence across the globe: JTI is Global Top Employer and also holds regional Top Employer certifications in Asia Pacific, Africa, Europe and the Middle East.
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 recognized 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 more than 26,500 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 www.jti.com.
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SOURCE Japan Tobacco International