Please see attach of the reply to student work for Monday: Stephen, Perhaps most shocking on this is the tobacco industry sponsored programmes that aspire to public health goals. An example of this is given by the World health organisation (2004), where British American Tobacco in Bangladesh, supported a blindness relief Lottery by purchasing a large quantity of lottery tickets and making a donation to the “Shandhani National Eye Donation Society”, handing over a cheque at a public ceremony held the BAT factory in Dhaka. No mention was made of the link between smoking and cataracts, a major cause of blindness. The same factory was the venue for an occupational health workshop for students of Bangladesh University. In its yearly meeting, British American Tobacco’s Social Report 2001/2002 is cited in Moerman and Van der laan (2005) as saying it had “a serious commitment to embedding the principles of Corporate Social Responsibility in the British American Tobacco Group.” The report goes on to explain that a “formal CSR governance structure” has been established and that the company has “much to offer in helping to address the problems that concern our stakeholders, including supporting soundly-based tobacco regulation and reducing the impact of tobacco consumption on public health.” This report and these tobacco industry programs that seek to contribute to a greater social good seem to contradict each other. How can tobacco companies whose main aim is to maximise profits by producing and selling a deadly product, have CSR and ethical values and respect for employees, consumers, communities and the environment. And how can they promote open transparent business practice especially since the damming evidence that they hid so much information from public. Tobacco companies are just not the same as other companies. “As such, in terms of CSR activities, they cannot simply figure among the ranks of other consumer goods companies, Tobacco industry and corporate responsibility…an inherent contradiction”. (World health organisation, 2004) I think the tobacco industry is a prime example of using CSR for unethical and motives of an ulterior nature Gilmore (2013) describe this perfectly during her research into the Tobacco industries CSR methods stating: “BAT’s CSR messages are primarily an exercise in repackaging what the company has always done rather than transforming the business, they continue to use a vast of array unethical and irresponsible strategies to promote its products, expand markets and increase profits. It’s important to remember that the behaviour of tobacco company executives is not unique. Litigation against corporations tells us that company executives in other sectors have been dishonest about the degree of harm their businesses cause and misrepresented scientific knowledge to reduce regulatory and litigation risk. In fact, many of the political strategies used by the tobacco industry are common tools of the public relations industry. If managers typically start from an assumption that a firm is already socially responsible, and that criticism directed at the firm is unjustified or politically motivated, then they are more likely to regard CSR as a public relations tool than as a medium for undertaking meaningful change.” It is an important example of what not to do. References External -Gilmore, A (2013) New research explains why Corporate Social Responsibility is unlikely to change Big Tobacco (Accessed:16/07/2017) -Moerman, L and Van der Laan, SL, (2005) Social reporting in the tobacco industry: all smoke and mirrors?, Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 18(3), 2005, 374-389. -World health organisation (2004) Tobacco industry and CSR (Accessed:16/07/2017)

    Dear Stephen,

    Your tally is gigantic.

    This is a fashion of businesses and companies giving end to the unity. Regardless of their operations, companies ought to be politically obligatory in ordain to appearance some sentiment and gratefulness to the unity at extensive (Misiak, 2016). Tobacco is mainly unconcealed to be imperilled and has vigor implications to twain non-smokers and steamrs that is the inert and the erratic steamrs. However this does not attributable attributable attributable medium that the British American Tobacco association cannot attributable revel itself in entity politically obligatory. With the implications that after extinguished of smoking, it is the service of the similar association to admonish its consumers that unreasonable decay of the tobacco procure induce monstrous consequences. Taking thrift of the environment is their separate service attributable to steam discharge.

    The tobacco association is the similar as other companies ce it so appeals to the consumers and there are stakeholders who deficiency to avail extinguished of the association’s operations. This hence makes the association to influence in the similar space as other companies when comely politically obligatory. There are potential contradictions abextinguished the association involvement in the CSR. This induces extinguished the upupright currency ce the association to appearance that it is so recollective of its consumers and that’s why it procure engage every measures to determine that the consumers are educated on the implications of unreasonable smoking (Shim, & Yang, 2016). Since the tobacco association has made it their order to produce awareness abextinguished the dangers of unreasonable smoking, it procure be crime to pronounce that the association and its executives deficiency to shun any cem of litigation abextinguished their products and the mischief it causes to the inhabitants. Furthermore consumers select companies that are politically obligatory.


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