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Imperial Tobacco awarded for “social and economic contribution to Polish society”

20 Feb, 13 | by Becky Freeman, Web Editor

Seems this business award committee forgot about all of Imperial’s sick, dying and dead customers. I wonder if the local community contributions included addicting children to tobacco and breaking up families? This latest award provides yet further evidence of the tobacco industry using corporate social responsibility programs to polish is tarnished image and avoid government regulation.


Tobacco Reporter writes:

Imperial Tobacco’s operation in Poland has been handed a prestigious award by the nation’s leading business organisation.

The ‘Diamond to the Gold Statuette of the Business Leader’ was awarded in recognition of Imperial’s social and economic contribution to Polish society.

The award was made at the annual Grand Gala of Business Leaders held in Warsaw by the national Business Centre Club.

Imperial was chosen by a jury of leading business people who looked at how companies take care of their employees, contribute to local communities and engage with stakeholders.

The award, which builds on the gold statuette Imperial received last year, was accepted by Grażyna Sokołowska, corporate and legal affairs manager Poland.

“I’m delighted we’ve been recognised as a responsible business making a valuable contribution, which can only be achieved through the efforts of all our employees,” said Sokołowska.


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  • It’s inconceivable that their “valuable contribution” could possibly approach the devastation wrought by their products. Shameful.

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