Corporate social responsibility (CSR)

Corporate social responsibility (CSR)

Did you know that the tobacco industry uses pretend charity to whitewash the many harms it has caused to the environment and communities worldwide?
 
An industry that kills eight million people each year has no place in sustainable development. Governments should reject any form of charity from the tobacco industry.

Tobacco Industry's pretend charity

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Governments should reject blood-money charity from the tobacco industry. Southeast Asian countries such as Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Thailand have banned tobacco-related corporate charity and their example should be emulated by other ASEAN countries.

The tobacco industry stepped up its “charity” during the COVID-19 pandemic with donations of medical supplies and even support for vaccine development. But a business that sells addiction, diseases, and death has no place in COVID-19 recovery.

An industry that kills eight million people annually has no place in sustainable development. The tobacco industry must be held accountable for its many sins and no amount of fake CSR can whitewash the harms that it has caused to individuals and communities worldwide.

The tobacco industry uses “charity” and CSR as publicity stunts to cover up tobacco’s many harms to society and the planet.

The tobacco industry aligns its fake corporate charities to the UN SDGs but this bad business is doing more harm than good for sustainable development.