British American Tobacco (BAT) Bangladesh on Sunday donated Tk 9.15 crore to the Labour Welfare Fund under the Ministry of Labour and Employment.
BAT Bangladesh has been regularly contributing to this fund since the introduction of the Bangladesh Workers Welfare Foundation Act, according to a press release.
On behalf of BAT Bangladesh, a four-member delegation comprising Head of Human Resources Department of BAT Bangladesh Saad Jasim, Head of External Affairs Sheikh Shabab Ahmed, company’s two other high officials Adrita Dutta and Akhtar Anwar Khan handed over the cheque to State Minister for Labour and Employment Begum Mannujan Sufian in the conference room at the Secretariat.
During the programme, Labor and Employment Secretary KM Abdus Salam, Director General of Bangladesh Workers Welfare Foundation Mollah Jalal Uddin NDC and other officials were also present amongst others.
BAT Bangladesh has been working as a partner of the Government's initiative for more than 110 years. In the past 10 years, BAT Bangladesh has so far contributed a total of Tk 58.15 crore to the fund.
Since the Labour Welfare Fund was formed, BAT Bangladesh has been donating a portion of their profit regularly to the fund as a responsible organization. BATB has solely contributed 15 percent of the total accumulated Welfare Fund.