Japan Tobacco International has been selected by the Great Place to Work Institute as one of the 100 Best Workplaces in Europe for 2013, according to a note posted on JTI’s website.
“Four JTI markets have been qualified in the 25 Best Multinational Workplaces category: Ireland, Italy, Spain, and Turkey,” the note said. ‘This milestone was celebrated on Thursday, June 27, in Dublin at the 11th annual European Best Companies awards ceremony.”
“JTI strives to hire and retain the best talent in a culturally diverse work environment,” said Ilona Alonso, human resources vice president for JTI’s Western Europe Region.
“Our culture encourages our employees’ development on many levels. We value their suggestions and reward their efforts. We do this because we care for the long-term interests of our people, and in turn they care for ours. This achievement, along with other awards JTI entities have received over the years, is a further testament to the positive results we saw in our recent Employee Engagement Survey.”
JTI said that the Great Place to Work Institute launched the first Best Companies to Work For list in conjunction with Fortune magazine in the U.S. and Exame in Brazil more than 20 years ago. The Great Place to Work Institute now recognizes workplaces in nearly 50 countries. For the 2013 Best Workplaces in Europe lists, the Great Place to Work Institute analyzed data provided by more than 2,100 companies that represented more than 1 million employees.
“Companies in this year’s ranking are developing organizational cultures dedicated to building trust and camaraderie among their employees,” said Robert Levering, co-founder and global CEO of the Great Place to Work Institute. “Inclusion on this list reflects companies’ commitment to continuously improving the quality of life of employees and setting new standards for organizations in the future.”