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Black Economic Empowerment: Our status and our ambition

British American Tobacco South Africa is committed to the socio-economic transformation of South Africa.

Joe Heshu
"B-BBEE is at the heart of creating shared value for our business and society, enabling sustainable growth and transformation of our country’s economy. It allows our business to tap on the diverse skills, talent and potential of our people."
Joe Heshu
Head of External Affairs

Our company transformation is underpinned by the standards, values and principles contained in our Standards of Business Conduct, Business Principles, and Guiding Principles.

We believe that South Africa can achieve an adaptable, sustainable and growing economy if it harnesses the strengths of all its people and communities, and uses diversity as a catalyst to solve social challenges and enhance economic performance.

British American Tobacco South Africa’s approach to Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) includes initiatives in respect of employment equity, skills development, preferential procurement, enterprise development, and corporate social investment.

BATSA 2018 B-BBEE Certificate (474 kb)