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Responsibilityisawayoflifeforus.Thisisbecausewebelieveinthesuccessthat
hascometousasaresultofresponsiblebusinessoperations.
AsaresponsibleCompany,BritishAmericanTobaccoBangladeshbelievesthatthebusiness
hasakeyroletoplayinhelpingsocietytoachievethenecessarysustainablebalanceof
economicgrowth,environmentalprotectionandsocialprogress.Therefore,itsCSRactivities
aredesignedtocontributetotheeconomic,socialandenvironmentalsustainabilityofthe
communityinwhichitoperates.TheCompany'sCSRinitiativesareinperfectalignmentwith
theMillenniumDevelopmentGoals(MDGs)ofUnitedNations.

Afforestation:BATBangladeshsflagshipCSRprogramme
BritishAmericanTobaccoBangladesh(BATBangladesh)initiateditsafforestation
programmein1980whentheforestdepartmentcalledontheprivatesectortosupportits
endeavortoconservetheforests.Sofar,BATBangladeshhascontributedaround79.5
millionsaplingstothecountrysafforestationinitiativeinthelast34years.Itispresumablythe
largestprivatesectordrivenafforestationeffortinBangladesh.TheProjecthasalsowon
internationalrecognitionforthecompanyrecentlywhenBATBangladeshwasawarded
AsiaResponsibleEntrepreneurshipAwardin2014underGreenLeadershipby
EnterpriseAsia,anongovernmentalorganizationstrivingforthepursuitofentrepreneurship
developmentinAsiaRegion.Asanationalrecognitionforspecialcontributionintree
plantation,BATBangladeshhasreceivedNationalAwardforfivetimesintheyear1992,
1999,2002,2005and2007.Theprogrammeisdesignedtofocusonthesocioeconomic
needsofthehumansocietyaswellasoverallenvironmentalperspectives.

Safedrinkingwater:Bringingsmilestoonehundredthousandpeople
everyday
HavingrecognizedthegravityofwaterandsanitationandinthecontextoftheMillennium
DevelopmentGoals,BATBangladeshhassteppedforwardwithasafedrinkingwater
project.Asapartofthesafedrinkingwaterinitiative,BATBangladeshhasalreadyinstalled
53filtrationplantstomakewaterfreefromarsenicandotherharmfulcontentsinarsenic
proneareasinthecountry.Allthe53plantsnowpurify270,000litresofdrinkingwater,
meetingtheneedof135,000peopleeveryday.Theplantsaremaintainedbylocal
committeesconsistingofmembersfromlocalcommunities.Morethanhundredcommunities
inruralareaswiththesafedrinkingwaterplantsarenowlivingabetterlifethanbeforeas
safedrinkingwaterisenrichingtheirlivelihood.

Solarhomesystems:Bringingrayofhopeinruralcommunities
BATBangladeshisprovidingSolarHomeSystemsfreeofcosttoruralcommunitiesofthe
countrywhicharecurrentlyoutofelectricity.Sofar,theCompanyhasinstalled1,366unitsof
solarhomesystemsin15villagesofBandarbanandKhagracharidistricts,illuminatingthe
communityanditspeopleintheoffgridareasofthecountry.Now,morethan8000rural
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peopleareconnectedwithelectricityforthefirsttime.Thisinitiativewillcontinueitsjourneyto
kindlehopeinremoteruralcommunitiesbybringinginacompletelynewdimensioninthe
livesofpeopleandprogressingitwiththepowerofenergy.

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