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British American Tobacco Named as a Diversity Leader by the Financial Times

London (ots/PRNewswire)

British American Tobacco (BAT) has been named as a Diversity Leader by the Financial Times in its inaugural Leaders in Diversity report, published today (20th November).

The report, which lists the top 700 companies across 10 European countries, recognises companies that have achieved a diverse and inclusive workforce across a number of criteria. These include gender balance, openness in all forms of sexual orientation, as well as having an ethnic and social mix within the workforce that reflects wider society.

Hae In Kim, Director, Talent and Culture at British American Tobacco, said: "We are delighted to be recognised as a Diversity Leader by the Financial Times. We are a truly international company - we are present in over 200 markets around the world, with a workforce of over 55,000 people. We have always celebrated and respected each other's differences as we value what makes each of us unique. For us, our diversity has always been one of our core strengths and one of our key values."

"We have around 140 nationalities represented at management level within our Group and our headquarters in London is made up of more than 84 nationalities. We have a thriving LGBT+ employee network, B United, and our International Women's Day campaign was recently acknowledged as an example of best practice for a second successive year."

"We are also continuing to work hard to improve gender diversity within the Group. Currently, women make up 27% of our Main Board, while in last three years we increased female representation in senior management by 7%. We also have female executives on all our senior functional and geographical leadership teams, and 49% of our 2019 graduate intake were women, ensuring a sustainable pipeline of women for senior management roles."

About British American Tobacco

British American Tobacco (BAT) is one of the world's leading, multi-category consumer goods companies, providing tobacco and nicotine products to millions of consumers around the world. It employs over 55,000 people, with market leadership in over 50 countries and factories in 48. Its Strategic Portfolio is made up of its global cigarette brands and a growing range of potentially reduced-risk products. These include vapour, tobacco heating products, modern oral products including tobacco-free nicotine pouches, as well as traditional oral products such as snus and moist snuff. In 2018, the Group generated revenue of £24.5 billion and profit from operations of £9.3 billion.

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