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Social responsibility is an important part of a modern business. Businesses that engage in operations or have subcontractors in countries that are afflicted with tuberculosis have a particular responsibility for employees and their families.

Many businesses would also like to take greater social responsibility for the local communities surrounding their operations.

We know that people who work in mining operations and the textile industry, for example, often have a very high incidence of tuberculosis. It is important to work together with the companies in the countries in question to reduce the risk of infection and the number of cases of the disease. This safeguards the health of the employees, improves productivity, protects the company’s reputation and is an expression of active social responsibility taken by the company.

If you would like to support our work in countries where your company operates, or if you would like input as to how your company can best handle people who have been infected by tuberculosis?

Checklist for companies

Companies that have operations or subcontractors in a country that is affected by tuberculosis, should check the following:

  • Do the employees know what tuberculosis is, and where they can be diagnosed?
  • How does the company handle employees who have contracted tuberculosis?
  • Do the employees have a genuine opportunity to be tested for tuberculosis?
  • Do those who are sick have a real opportunity to complete the treatment?
  • In many companies, employees are illegally terminated if they contract tuberculosis. How does your company support employees who have been diagnosed with tuberculosis?