British American Tobacco plc ( BAT) is a British multinational tobacco company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is one of the world’s five largest tobacco companies.
Founded in 1902, BAT continues to go from strength to strength thanks to market-leading brands, a successful strategy, talented people and our purpose to build A Better Tomorrow.
British American Tobacco (BAT) is a leading, multi-category consumer goods business. Our purpose is to build A Better Tomorrow by reducing the health impact of our business through offering a greater choice of enjoyable and less risky products for our consumers.
We are a leading FTSE company with truly international credentials. Spread across six continents, our regions are the United States of America; Americas and Sub Saharan Africa; Europe and North Africa; and Asia-Pacific and Middle East.
Few consumer goods companies can claim over 150 million consumer interactions every day and distribution to 11 million points of sale across more than 180 markets.
There are more than 53,000 BAT people worldwide. Many of us are based in offices, factories, tech hubs and R&D centres, but lots of us also spend our time out on the road, helping and advising tobacco farmers, and the retailers who sell our products; both valued partners who have always played a major part in our success.
BAT has a market-leading position in over 50 countries and operations in around 180 countries. Its four largest-selling brands are Dunhill, Lucky Strike, Kent and Pall Mall, with others including Kool, Benson & Hedges and Rothmans. BAT has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. As at 6 July 2012 it had a market capitalisation of £65.6 billion, the sixth-largest of any company listed on the London Stock Exchange. It has a secondary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
OUR PEOPLE AND CULTURE
Recruiting talented people from a variety of backgrounds. People with different perspectives and approaches. And developing an open culture built on diversity and innovation, where their passion will ensure that they thrive. That’s how we’ve built some of the world’s leading tobacco brands. And how we’re creating a better tomorrow by revolutionising the next generation of tobacco and nicotine products.
Our people are global players. Entrepreneurial thinkers. Convention challengers. Collaborative risk takers who are fearless in transforming our business and our industry. And creating a more rewarding future for us, them, our consumers and society in general.
LIFE AT BAT
It’s the talent, self-belief and resilience of our people that are transforming our future. Enabling us to deliver exceptional results. Keeping consumers front of mind and us at the forefront of a challenging and highly competitive market. Providing the ideas and impetus to move our global business forward.
Join us and you can expect a lot in return. From collaborating with and learning from talented people with diverse approaches, perspectives and ideas. To high-quality coaching and mentoring that nurtures your full potential. And the chance to contribute to unique projects in an open, supportive workplace. Our investment in you is an investment in our business. And together, we can successfully build an exciting future.
BAT is not just part of a global industry. Our focus on creating a better tomorrow means we’re driving it. Responsibly and ethically. It’s an industry that’s integral to many countries’ economies. Millions of people across the globe rely on tobacco for their livelihood.
Our involvement includes growing tobacco. Manufacturing innovative products made from it. And marketing, selling, shipping and distributing these to give our consumers quality and choice in equal measure.
The diversity and extent of our global operations means we can offer you choice too. So, there are any number of ways you can make your talent count.
What we do comes with enormous commercial regulatory and social responsibilities. We take these as seriously as we do our commitment to your welfare, wellbeing and future development.
CULTURE AND DIVERSITY
Competition in our industry is fierce. We’re a global leader because our people think globally. This gives us the edge. And because our people are global, we can make that edge decisive.
Our people are different people with different strengths from different places. They come here because we’re an inclusive business that thrives on helping them thrive. They are enterprising people who bring their own ideas that keep our business fresh. This diversity makes us who we are. What we have in common is a desire to be the best at what we do – and the resources we need to stay ahead.