BAT Bangladesh bags ICAB National Awards in 3 categories  BAT Bangladesh has been accoladed with 3 awards (in 3 categories) at the 23rd ICAB National Award for Best Presented Annual Reports 2022. The company has received this recognition for the 8th time since 2016.

This year, BAT Bangladesh has bagged awards in 3 different categories: Manufacturing (Position: First), Corporate Governance Disclosures (Position: Third), and Integrated Report (Position: Certificate of Merit). The winner was selected based on an independent evaluation of the Review Committee for Published Accounts & Reports (RCPAR) of Council-ICAB and due recommendation of the Jury Board.

An award ceremony was held at the Ball Room of Pan Pacific Sonargaon, Dhaka, in the capital recently. Tipu Munshi, MP, Minister of the Ministry of Commerce, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest, and Dr. Shamsul Alam, Minister of State of the Ministry of Planning, was present as the Special Guest. Besides, Tapan Kanti Ghosh, Senior Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Sharifa Khan, Secretary, Economic Relations Division, Ministry of Finance, graced the event as Guests of Honor, in attendance with other distinguished guests.

In recognition of this outstanding achievement, BAT Bangladesh’s Chairman Mr. Golam Mainuddin was presented with the individual trophy and merit certificates. Accompanying him were the company’s Independent Director, Professor M. Harunur Rashid, PhD, Mr. Sudesh Peter, Head of Legal and External Affairs, and Md Azizur Rahman, Head of Public Affairs and Company Secretary.

Mr. Sudesh Peter, Head of Legal and External Affairs at BAT Bangladesh, emphasized, "Ensuring best of class Corporate Governance throughout our organization is our top priority, aiming for a sustainable future for all stakeholders. Our eighth ICAB Award win highlights our unwavering commitment to governance and compliance. I wish to reaffirm our dedication to upholding high standards and setting new benchmarks as a responsible corporate operating for over 113 years in Bangladesh."

Driven by a vision of creating a Better Tomorrow for all, BAT Bangladesh has been conducting its business operations in this country for around 113 years. As a responsible business entity, BAT Bangladesh has set certain parameters to ensure good governance and transparency in its entire value chain and has also devised good policies to fulfill all compliance requirements with a view to preserving stakeholders’ interests.