CTC retains position as ‘Top Employer’ for the 3 rd consecutive year

Recognised for robust HR strategies and practices that foster an inclusive work environment

Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC (CTC) retains its position as a
Top Employer as certified by the Top Employer Institute for the third consecutive year,
reiterating the company’s commitment towards upholding a culture built on robust People
strategies and practices. The company is also significantly one of the 37 countries within British
American Tobacco (BAT) to secure this accreditation.
The Top Employer certification is based on a best practice survey where CTC has achieved
high scores in categories of Steer & Develop by achieving Business Strategy, Purpose &
Values, Ethic & Integrity, Organisation & Change and Employer Branding. This indicates CTC’s
continued efforts towards talent development, fostering diversity, and encouraging an inclusive
and flexible work environment for its employees.
Commenting on the recognition, Monisha Abraham, Chief Executive Officer and Managing
Director of CTC said, “Securing the Top Employer certification for the 3 rd consecutive year is a
significant accomplishment for CTC. As an organisation, we strive for excellence in all aspects –
to break boundaries and set benchmarks as we deliver on our corporate purpose. Our people
are the driving force of our organisation and fostering a positive and conducive culture with
effective HR practices is vital. The impact of everything we do as a business is ultimately driven
and felt by our people and to this end, we engage our best efforts to align with the most effective
HR policies and practices that empower our people to be their very best.”
Aruni Abeysekera, Head of Human Resources of CTC commented on the certification, “For
years, CTC’s inclusive culture has empowered our people to excel irrespective of their gender,
ethnicity, and culture, among other individualities. A team of diverse individuals in the workplace
allows us to challenge the status quo and pursue continuous excellence in HR practices every
day. Securing the prestigious Top Employer accreditation for the 3 rd consecutive year therefore
is a testament to the solid people strategies we have in place and is our winning formula for a
great experience for our employees.”
The Top Employers Institute is the global authority on recognising excellence in People
practices, conducting a certification programme that enables organisations to assess and
improve the workplace. CTC significantly has secured its position as one of the 2,000+ certified
organisations from 121 countries/regions that collectively impacts the lives of 9 million
employees worldwide through a positive workplace.
CTC is a member of British American Tobacco PLC (BAT) and has been deeply integrated as a
local multinational in Sri Lanka for over a century. The company adopts global best practices in
talent management, corporate governance, and sustainability, and nurtures a world-class talent
pool, propagating best-in-class practices in the Sri Lankan corporate sector.

Monisha Abraham, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of CTC and
Aruni Abeysekera, Head of Human Resources of CTC with the Top Employer award
Employees of CTC

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