Thursday, July 03, 2003
:: BAT in Burma ::The British government has asked British American Tobacco to withdraw from Burma due to concerns over the oppressive treatment of pro-democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi, and her supporters, by the country's military regime.
BAT is currently considering what it's response will be...
Based on the final point in the following list of priorities from their Corporate Social Responsibility report for 2001/2002 it will be interesting to see whether or not BAT act on this request.
* Changing some of the ways we address issues of concern
Previously, in March 2000 the British government asked Premier Oil to withdraw from Burma. Premier eventually withdrew in 2002...
Posted 2:47 pm by Matt Prescott