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===Corporate Social Responsibility===
 
===Corporate Social Responsibility===
In 2021, Japan Tobacco International introduced the #IGiveAButt campaign to encourage smokers to dispose of their cigarette butt litter in a responsible way by using our newly created Stub Tidy. <ref>JTI website, [https://web.archive.org/save/https://ukrb-jti.com/jti-sustainability-giveabutt.html #IGiveAButt], May 2021, Accessed 11 July 2021</ref>
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In 2021, Japan Tobacco International introduced the #IGiveAButt campaign to encourage smokers to dispose of their cigarette butt litter in a responsible way by using our newly created Stub Tidy. <ref>JTI website, [https://web.archive.org/save/https://ukrb-jti.com/jti-sustainability-giveabutt.html #IGiveAButt], May 2021, Accessed 11 July 2021</ef>
  
 
The International Labour Organization has an existing public-private partnership with Japan Tobacco International to end child labour and promote fundamental principles and rights at work and occupational safety and health in Brazil, Malawi, The United Republic of Tanzania and Zambia, and throughout its supply chain. JTI is a member of the Eliminating Child Labour in Tobacco Growing Foundation (ECLT). To date, the amount of funding received from JTI is over USD 10 million. The ECLT Board members include: International Tobacco Growers Association; Alliance One International; Altria Client Services; [[British American Tobacco]]; Contrax-Nicotex Tobacco; Hail & Cotton; [[Imperial Brands|Imperial Tobacco Group]]; Japan Tobacco International; [[Philip Morris International]]; Premium Tobacco; Scandinavian Tobacco Group; Sunel Ticaret Turk; Swedish Match; and Universal Leaf Tobacco. <ref> ILO, [https://web.archive.org/save/https://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---ed_norm/---relconf/documents/meetingdocument/wcms_545944.pdf ILO cooperation with the tobacco industry in the pursuit of the Organization’s social mandate], November 2017, p. 3, Accessed 30 September 2018 </ref> The partnership has been ongoing since 2002 and seeks to eliminate child labour 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 30 September 2018 </REF> In November 2018, over 100 health, development, labor, and corporate accountability organizations around the world called on the International Labour Organization to cut ties with the tobacco industry. <ref> Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, [https://web.archive.org/save/https://www.tobaccofreekids.org/press-releases/2018_10_31_iloOrganizations Around the World Call on International Labour Organization to Sever Ties with Tobacco], November 2018, Accessed 15 November 2018 </ref> According to a news article by France 24, the organization will not renew funding from tobacco companies for expiring charitable programmes, but refrained from saying it would cut ties to the tobacco industry altogether. <ref>[https://www.france24.com/en/20181108-ilo-postones-decision-cutting-ties-tobacco-industry-again ILO postones decision on cutting ties to tobacco industry again], ''France 24'', 8 November 2018, Accessed 19 November 2018 </ref> In August 2018, Eddy Pirrad, President and CEO of [[Japan Tobacco International]] published a LinkedIn blog post on the company's ethical code of conduct, claiming that [[Japan Tobacco International]] operates "with the highest ethical standards". <ref>[https://web.archive.org/save/https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/so-what-guides-someone-working-our-industry-eddy-pirard-1e/ LinkedIn], So, what guides someone working in our industry?, 8 August 2018, Accessed 24 March 2019</ref>
 
The International Labour Organization has an existing public-private partnership with Japan Tobacco International to end child labour and promote fundamental principles and rights at work and occupational safety and health in Brazil, Malawi, The United Republic of Tanzania and Zambia, and throughout its supply chain. JTI is a member of the Eliminating Child Labour in Tobacco Growing Foundation (ECLT). To date, the amount of funding received from JTI is over USD 10 million. The ECLT Board members include: International Tobacco Growers Association; Alliance One International; Altria Client Services; [[British American Tobacco]]; Contrax-Nicotex Tobacco; Hail & Cotton; [[Imperial Brands|Imperial Tobacco Group]]; Japan Tobacco International; [[Philip Morris International]]; Premium Tobacco; Scandinavian Tobacco Group; Sunel Ticaret Turk; Swedish Match; and Universal Leaf Tobacco. <ref> ILO, [https://web.archive.org/save/https://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---ed_norm/---relconf/documents/meetingdocument/wcms_545944.pdf ILO cooperation with the tobacco industry in the pursuit of the Organization’s social mandate], November 2017, p. 3, Accessed 30 September 2018 </ref> The partnership has been ongoing since 2002 and seeks to eliminate child labour 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 30 September 2018 </REF> In November 2018, over 100 health, development, labor, and corporate accountability organizations around the world called on the International Labour Organization to cut ties with the tobacco industry. <ref> Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, [https://web.archive.org/save/https://www.tobaccofreekids.org/press-releases/2018_10_31_iloOrganizations Around the World Call on International Labour Organization to Sever Ties with Tobacco], November 2018, Accessed 15 November 2018 </ref> According to a news article by France 24, the organization will not renew funding from tobacco companies for expiring charitable programmes, but refrained from saying it would cut ties to the tobacco industry altogether. <ref>[https://www.france24.com/en/20181108-ilo-postones-decision-cutting-ties-tobacco-industry-again ILO postones decision on cutting ties to tobacco industry again], ''France 24'', 8 November 2018, Accessed 19 November 2018 </ref> In August 2018, Eddy Pirrad, President and CEO of [[Japan Tobacco International]] published a LinkedIn blog post on the company's ethical code of conduct, claiming that [[Japan Tobacco International]] operates "with the highest ethical standards". <ref>[https://web.archive.org/save/https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/so-what-guides-someone-working-our-industry-eddy-pirard-1e/ LinkedIn], So, what guides someone working in our industry?, 8 August 2018, Accessed 24 March 2019</ref>

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