An Inherent Contradiction: The Tobacco Industry’s Environment, Social & Governance Activities

October 31, 2022

Consumers, investors and policymakers are increasingly demanding sustainable and eco-friendly business practices, so the tobacco industry is attempting to greenwash its reputation through environmental, social and governance reporting. These self-monitored reports fail to paint a holistic picture of the industry’s environmental damages and help distract from its other harms such as labor violations.

Environment, social and governance (ESG) reporting distracts from major tobacco industry harms such as deforestation