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British American Tobacco is a Silver member of the [https://www.scottishshop.org.uk Scottish Grocers Federation], a front group 'promoting responsible community retailing by lobbying, communication, networking and advice.' As of 2018, Japan Tobacco International and Imperial Tobacco were both listed as members on the organization's website. <ref> Scottish Grocers Federation, [https://www.scottishshop.org.uk/about/corporate-members-sgf Corporate Members], Accessed 28 December 2018 </ref>
 
British American Tobacco is a Silver member of the [https://www.scottishshop.org.uk Scottish Grocers Federation], a front group 'promoting responsible community retailing by lobbying, communication, networking and advice.' As of 2018, Japan Tobacco International and Imperial Tobacco were both listed as members on the organization's website. <ref> Scottish Grocers Federation, [https://www.scottishshop.org.uk/about/corporate-members-sgf Corporate Members], Accessed 28 December 2018 </ref>
  
British think-tank [https://iea.org.uk/ Institute of Economic Affairs] has carried articles opposing tobacco taxes. While the think tank does not disclose its funding online, Open Democracy and Guardian reported the Institute has received money from British American Tobacco in the past. <ref> [https://www.opendemocracy.net/uk/brexitinc/adam-ramsay-peter-geoghegan/right-wing-think-tank-accused-of-promoting-tobacco-oil-indu Right-wing think tank accused of promoting tobacco and oil industry “propaganda” in schools], ''Open Democracy'', November 2018, Accessed 12 December 2018 </ref> <ref> [https://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/jun/01/thinktanks-big-tobacco-funds-smoking Health groups dismayed by news 'big tobacco' funded rightwing thinktanks], ''The Guardian'', June 2013, Accessed 12 December 2018 </ref>
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British think-tank [https://iea.org.uk/ Institute of Economic Affairs] has carried articles opposing tobacco taxes. While the think tank does not disclose its funding online, Open Democracy and Guardian reported it has received money from British American Tobacco in the past. <ref> [https://www.opendemocracy.net/uk/brexitinc/adam-ramsay-peter-geoghegan/right-wing-think-tank-accused-of-promoting-tobacco-oil-indu Right-wing think tank accused of promoting tobacco and oil industry “propaganda” in schools], ''Open Democracy'', November 2018, Accessed 12 December 2018 </ref> <ref> [https://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/jun/01/thinktanks-big-tobacco-funds-smoking Health groups dismayed by news 'big tobacco' funded rightwing thinktanks], ''The Guardian'', June 2013, Accessed 12 December 2018 </ref>
  
 
Ceylon Tobacco Company is a part of a consortium of multinational corporations in Sri Lanka known as the [http://lmnc.lk/ League of Multinational Corporates]. [http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/-League-of-Multinational-Corporates-launched-156211.html Business Mirror] described them as a 'business association that will promote the island nation’s economic potential and initiate a dialogue with the government on the issues and opportunities in the investment landscape.' <ref> [http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/-League-of-Multinational-Corporates-launched-156211.html ‘League of Multinational Corporates’ launched], ''Mirror Business'', October 2018, Accessed 12 November 2018 </ref> Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Ceylon Tobacco Company Michael Koest held the chairmanship of the organization as of 2018. <ref> Tobacco unmasked website, [http://tobaccounmasked.lk/index.php?title=League_of_Multinational_Corporates_(LMNC) League of Multinational Corporates (LMNC)], Accessed 4 November 2018 </ref>
 
Ceylon Tobacco Company is a part of a consortium of multinational corporations in Sri Lanka known as the [http://lmnc.lk/ League of Multinational Corporates]. [http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/-League-of-Multinational-Corporates-launched-156211.html Business Mirror] described them as a 'business association that will promote the island nation’s economic potential and initiate a dialogue with the government on the issues and opportunities in the investment landscape.' <ref> [http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/-League-of-Multinational-Corporates-launched-156211.html ‘League of Multinational Corporates’ launched], ''Mirror Business'', October 2018, Accessed 12 November 2018 </ref> Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Ceylon Tobacco Company Michael Koest held the chairmanship of the organization as of 2018. <ref> Tobacco unmasked website, [http://tobaccounmasked.lk/index.php?title=League_of_Multinational_Corporates_(LMNC) League of Multinational Corporates (LMNC)], Accessed 4 November 2018 </ref>
  
The [https://www.eclt.org/en Eliminating Child Labor in Tobacco-Growing] is a front group for tobacco industry interests under the guise of a corporate social responsibility initiative. Eliminating Child Labor in Tobacco-Growing was co-founded by British American Tobacco and represents an alliance of tobacco companies and growers - led exclusively by members of the tobacco industry. In 2016 every member of the board came from tobacco. <ref>Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, [https://www.tobaccofreekids.org/press-releases/2018_06_08_ilo PRESS RELEASE Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Calls on ILO to Finally Sever Ties with Deadly Tobacco Industry], June 2018, Accessed 30 September 2018 </REF> The Organization has close ties to the United Nation's agency for labor, the International Labour Organization. The partnership has been ongoing since 2002 and seeks to eliminate child labor and promote workers’ rights in tobacco-growing communities in Brazil, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. <ref> [https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/international-geneva_should-the-ilo-maintain-financial-ties-to-the-tobacco-industry-/44506474 Should the ILO maintain financial ties to the tobacco industry?], ''Swiss Info'', October 2018, Accessed 13 September 2018 </REF> In November 2018, the International Labour Organization announced it would no longer rely on tobacco-industry funding for its projects to end child labor and promote workers’ rights in select tobacco growing communities. The International Labour Organization will no longer rely on its public-private partnerships with the tobacco industry to fund projects on addressing child labor and tobacco workers’ rights in the short term. <ref> [https://www.devex.com/news/after-3-deferments-ilo-finally-decides-on-tobacco-industry-funded-projects-93820 After 3 deferments, ILO finally decides on tobacco industry-funded projects], ''Devex'', November 2018, Accessed 30 November 2018 </ref> In 2018, Eliminating Child Labour in Tobacco Growing provided training and communications to farmers and rural community members to raise awareness of human rights issues, which reached over 134,000 beneficiaries in 2018. {{r|BAT_AR2019|p=30}}
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The [https://www.eclt.org/en Eliminating Child Labor in Tobacco-Growing] is a front group for tobacco industry interests under the guise of a corporate social responsibility initiative. Eliminating Child Labor in Tobacco-Growing was co-founded by British American Tobacco and represents an alliance of tobacco companies and growers - led exclusively by members of the tobacco industry. In 2016 every member of the board came from tobacco. <ref>Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, [https://www.tobaccofreekids.org/press-releases/2018_06_08_ilo PRESS RELEASE Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Calls on ILO to Finally Sever Ties with Deadly Tobacco Industry], June 2018, Accessed 30 September 2018 </REF> The Organization has close ties to the United Nation's agency for labor, the International Labour Organization. The partnership has been ongoing since 2002 and seeks to eliminate child labor and promote workers’ rights in tobacco-growing communities in Brazil, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. <ref> [https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/international-geneva_should-the-ilo-maintain-financial-ties-to-the-tobacco-industry-/44506474 Should the ILO maintain financial ties to the tobacco industry?], ''Swiss Info'', October 2018, Accessed 13 September 2018 </REF> In November 2018, the International Labour Organization announced it will no longer rely on tobacco-industry funding for its projects to end child labor and promote workers’ rights in select tobacco growing communities. The International Labour Organization will no longer rely on its public-private partnerships with the tobacco industry to fund projects on addressing child labor and tobacco workers’ rights in the short term. <ref> [https://www.devex.com/news/after-3-deferments-ilo-finally-decides-on-tobacco-industry-funded-projects-93820 After 3 deferments, ILO finally decides on tobacco industry-funded projects], ''Devex'', November 2018, Accessed 30 November 2018 </ref> In 2018, the Eliminating Child Labour in Tobacco Growing provided training and communications to farmers and rural community members to raise awareness of human rights issues, which reached over 134,000 beneficiaries in 2018. {{r|BAT_AR2019|p=30}}
  
[http://www.tobaccotactics.org Tobacco Tactics] reported a number of tobacco companies, including British American Tobacco were a donors to the [https://www.atlasnetwork.org/ Atlas Network] in 2015 and 2016. According to Tobacco Tactics' Wiki "internal tobacco industry documents show the Atlas Network has had a longstanding funding relationship with the tobacco industry." <ref> Tobacco Tactics, [http://www.tobaccotactics.org/index.php?title=Atlas_Network#cite_note-six-8 Atlas Network], Accessed 30 November 2018 </ref>. A full profile on the Atlas Network can be found [http://www.tobaccotactics.org/index.php?title=Atlas_Network#cite_note-six-8 here].
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[http://www.tobaccotactics.org Tobacco Tactics] reported a number of tobacco companies, including British American Tobacco were a donors to the [https://www.atlasnetwork.org/ Atlas Network] in 2015 and 2016. According to the organisation's Wiki "internal tobacco industry documents show the Atlas Network has had a longstanding funding relationship with the tobacco industry." <ref> Tobacco Tactics, [http://www.tobaccotactics.org/index.php?title=Atlas_Network#cite_note-six-8 Atlas Network], Accessed 30 November 2018 </ref>. Full profile on the organisation can be found [http://www.tobaccotactics.org/index.php?title=Atlas_Network#cite_note-six-8 here].
  
 
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