|British American Tobacco (BAT) and the International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations (IUF)|
|Lead NCP||United Kingdom|
|Supporting NCP(s)||United States|
|Description||IUF claims that BAT is linked to abuses of migrant farm workers in the United States and is not meeting its obligations to help end these abuses.|
|Theme(s)||General policies, Human rights|
|Date||27 Apr 2016|
|Host country(ies)||United States|
|Industry sector||Agriculture, forestry and fishing|
Read the initial statement issued by the UK NCP - 10 August 2016
Read the final statement issued by the UK NCP - 2 December 2019
On 27 April 2016, the International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations (IUF) and the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) submitted a specific instance alleging that British American Tobacco (BAT) was linked to abuses of migrant farmworkers in the United States and did not meet its obligations to help end these abuses.
On 10 August 2016, the NCP published its initial statement accepting the case for further examination. The NCP recognised that while BAT had met its obligations set out in the Guidelines, which formed the basis of the trade unions’ submission, issues remained for the company to address. A draft final statement was shared with the parties which resulted in a Steering Board review. Following the review, the NCP published its final statement on 2 December 2019, in which it made the following recommendations:
The NCP will issue a follow-up report to this final statement in April 2020.