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British American Tobacco Bangladesh is one of the oldest and largest multinational companies operating in Bangladesh. The UK-based British American Tobacco Group holds 65.91% share in the company. The Government of Bangladesh owns 28.7% through several of its agencies, while 5.39% is owned by other shareholders.

British American Tobacco Bangladesh began its operations in the sub-continent in the year 1910 as Imperial Tobacco Company Ltd. Post 1947After independence, in 1972, Bangladesh Tobacco Company (BTC) was formed with British American Tobacco holding majority of the shares. In March 1998, Bangladesh Tobacco Company changed its corporate name into British American Tobacco Bangladesh proclaiming its common identity with other operating companies in the British American Tobacco Group.

At British American Tobacco Bangladesh, the key factor to their sustainable growth is human resource. Therefore, they have always been committed to good employment practices and have set out the framework of our Employment Principles on workplace practices, employee relations and employee human rights.

The report includes the theoretical framework of various concepts of Human Resource Management and also contains the practices of Human Resource management in British American Tobacco Bangladesh for the purpose of relating the theoretical concepts with the relevant areas of an established organization.


British American Tobacco Bangladesh is a member of British American Tobacco plc that is based in UK and is one of the leading players in the global tobacco business. British American Tobacco plc is a market leader in more than 50 countries with 85,000 employees selling more than 300 brands in more than 180 markets worldwide. British American Tobacco Bangladesh, a market leader in the country, is a subsidiary of British American Tobacco plc and is one of the 66 countries in which British American Tobacco plc has manufacturing plants. The Company has operated in Bangladesh since pre independence and has its headquarters in Dhaka with a tobacco leaf processing operation in Kushtia. It is one of the oldest, largest and most respected multinational companies operating in Bangladesh. British American Tobacco Bangladesh currently employs more than 1,300 people and provides indirect employment to a further 24,500 farmers, distributors and suppliers. The company started its journey as Imperial Tobacco Company Limited in 1910 in the then undivided India. After the partition of India, Pakistan Tobacco Company (PTC) was established in 1949 to reflect the new country and to meet the demand for cigarettes in the region. The first factory in Bangladesh (then East Pakistan) was set up in Fauzdarhat area of Chittagong in 1954. The second factory was set up in 1965 in Dhaka. After the independence of the country, Bangladesh Tobacco Company Limited (BTC) was incorporated on 2 February 1972 as a private limited company. Since then it has been the market leader in the country. In 1990 the Chittagong Factory was closed and in 1995 a Green Leaf Threshing Plant (GLTP) was set up in Kushtia. Currently, British American Tobacco Bangladesh has two factories in Bangladesh. The Cigarette Manufacturing Factory (Dhaka Factory) is located on the same premises as the Head Office in Mohakhali, Dhaka. The Green Leaf Threshing Plant (GLTP) is situated in Kushtia. In line with the global identity change of British American Tobacco plc, BTC was renamed as British American Tobacco Bangladesh Company Limited (BATB) in 1998. The Company is listed on both the Dhaka and Chittagong stock exchanges in the country.

3.0 Company Vision & Slogan

The Vision that motivates our people and drives our business Is "to extend our leadership through World Class performance"


4.0 Brands of British American Tobacco

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