OREANDA-NEWS International Institute of Top employee Institute (TEI) for the fifth time recognized the tobacco company Japan Tobacco International (JTI) as the Top Employee for exceptional working conditions and opportunities for the development of employees.

The company also for the fifth time has maintained a leading position in the ranking of the world's best employers Global Top Employer for excellent working conditions for all 45 thousand employees of JTI in Europe, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific region, Africa and America. JTI sees Russia as a strategically important market and actively invests in the local economy, creating new jobs and determining the trend for best practices in personnel management.

"The recognition of JTI as the Top Employee for five consecutive years proves that in a changing world we are true to our values. Strengthening the team, we adhere to the highest international standards in the field of talent management, adaptation, training and development of employees. With the recent acquisition of don tobacco, the JTI team in Russia has grown by a quarter and now unites 5.2 thousand involved and talented professionals. We are doing everything possible to ensure that they have unique opportunities for career growth and the best conditions for comfortable work, well - being and personal development," said Dean Gilfillan, General Manager of JTI Russia.

The TEI Institute evaluates working conditions in companies by 600 parameters. In the course of the JTI audit in Russia in 2019, the experts particularly noted the talent management program, the openness of management communication, a variety of professional trainings and opportunities for teaching English to employees. The corporate remuneration program with a wide range of additional benefits, preferences and a decent level of wages has earned special recognition.

"Organizations certified in 2019 demonstrate exceptional conditions for employees and contribute to their development, putting people in the first place. These companies help enrich the world with an outstanding commitment to excellence in human resource management, and through this they are recognized as the preferred employer," said David Plink, head of the Top employee Institute.

JTI, part of the Japan Tobacco group, is a leading international tobacco manufacturer headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The company operates in 130 countries and employs about 45,000 people in its offices.

JTI Russia-the largest company in terms of sales of everyday goods in Russia and the leader of the Russian tobacco market

JTI-the largest investor in the Russian tobacco industry: the company's investments in the Russian economy over the past 20 years have exceeded $ 4.5 billion.

More than 5.2 thousand employees work at JTI enterprises and sales offices in Russia.