CSR

BROWSE SUMMARIES OF TOBACCO INDUSTRY (TI) INTERFERENCE BY TOPIC AS WELL AS VITAL STATISTICS PER REGION.

Hijacking “Sustainability” from the SDGs: Review of Tobacco-Related CSR Activities in the ASEAN Region 2017

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by world leaders in September 2015 requires governments to mobilize efforts and partner with different stakeholders to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities, and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind. The tobacco industry (TI) takes advantage of the SDGs to reach customers through the so-called corporate social responsibility (CSR).

The TI claims that CSR activities are implemented in accordance with the SDGs, while in reality, its business is in conflict with almost all the SDGs. The report provides comprehensive information about TI tactics in utilizing the SDGs as a license to damage health and life of people, hijack sustainable development policies, and undermine public health policies in the region. The report also provides details of TI’s investment under the name of charitable contributions. New TI tactics to reach children and young people are included as well.

Tobacco industry and corporate responsibility… An inherent contradiction

World Health Organization (2004)