After more than three years of construction, Japan Tobacco International (JTI) inaugurated its new global headquarters in Geneva on Tuesday, October 27. The new building – an impressive nine-storey glass and steel structure with almost 28,000 square meters of floor space – is located in a district that is home to many international organizations, and can accommodate up to 1,200 workstations.
In addition to bringing together 1,000 employees previously spread across three offices in Geneva, JTI’s new headquarters also show that Geneva is key to the company’s long-term growth: “Our new office does more than bring together the thousand employees of our international headquarters into an extraordinary workplace; it confirms our commitment and loyalty to Geneva, where our company’s presence goes back to nearly half a century”, said Thomas A. McCoy, President and CEO of JTI, in a press release.
Alongside this building, a 104-place daycare center was built and opened in August with the goal of helping JTI employees and local families find a better work-life balance.
Headquartered in Geneva, JTI is a leading international tobacco manufacturer with over 26,000 employees worldwide and operations in 120 countries.