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Abstract

The adoption of corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs in the tobacco industry has sparked a contentious debate in the international community. Tobacco industry’s CSR activities are honored by the government and Indonesian community with CSR awards due to their positive contributions. To assess the CSR activities of the tobacco companies and whether they are genuine forms of social responsibility or business motivation, we have collected the CSR activities and compared them with the negative impact of the tobacco industry in Indonesia. The CSR activities are in no way related to the negative impacts of tobacco in Indonesia. Therefore, CSR programs in the tobacco industry are not a form of corporate social responsibility but are purely a business motivation. In order to be socially responsible enterprises, tobacco companies should be more required by the government and society to lead their CSR programs to address the negative impacts of tobacco.

 

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