Ranked 59 out of 80


Overall Score: 68

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Indicators of Influence

These seven key indicators highlight interference from the tobacco industry in Germany.

No. 1

Industry participation in policy development

Indicator Score:

7 / 20

No. 2

Tobacco industry-related CSR activities

Indicator Score:

5 / 20

No. 3

Benefits given to the tobacco industry

Indicator Score:

9 / 20

No. 4

Unnecessary interaction with the tobacco industry

Indicator Score:

6 / 20

No. 5

Procedure for transparency measures

Indicator Score:

9 / 20

No. 6

Avoiding conflicts of interest

Indicator Score:

10 / 20

No. 7

Preventive measures

Indicator Score:

22 / 30


These are ways Germany can deter interference from the tobacco industry:

  • Adopt a comprehensive national tobacco control strategy, outlining a timeline for the full implementation of the WHO FCTC.
  • Denormalize and regulate tobacco industry CSR activities.
  • Ban tobacco industry sponsorship and other contributions to government and public institutions.
  • Increase transparency of contributions to political parties in general and ban tobacco industry donations to and sponsorship of political parties.
  • Introduce a comprehensive and obligatory lobby register.
  • Require the tobacco industry to periodically submit information on lobbying, philanthropy and political contributions.
  • Record and disclose all meetings and other interactions between tobacco industry representatives and government officials, including dates, participants, subjects, outcomes and minutes.
  • Adopt a code of conduct for public officials, prescribing standards with which they should comply in their dealings with the tobacco industry.
  • Adopt a system to regularly raise awareness of Article 5.3 Guidelines within government departments and public institutions, including police and other law enforcement institutions.

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