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Corporate organizations may take the Corporate TB Pledge, pledging to commit to the social cause of fighting against TB. They can fulfill their commitment by committing to one or more of the following:

Recognize the Cause: The organization recognizes TB as a relevant social cause and raises awareness about TB within the organization and their related communities/ partners.

Implement TB Free Workplaces: Integrate activities that prevent TB disease and support people suffering from TB among the workforce as an organization wide policy.

Contribute/ invest in the fight against TB: Depending on the interest of the organization, work along with the National TB Elimination Programme (NTEP), to contribute technical expertise, donate CSR resources, adopt/ support TB patients or implement funded projects, and accelerate progress towards TB Elimination.

Champion the cause: Mobilize other corporates to take the Pledge and do their bit in the nation’s fight against TB.

The process of taking the pledge and realizing it are depicted in the adjoining infographic.

Commitment Tiers

Corporates may take the pledge at different tiers specifying their levels of commitment. The details for each Tier are as follows:

  • Platinum + Corporate TB Champion
  • Mobilize other companies or PSUs to join the Corporate TB Pledge
  • Co-lead convening of the corporates around TB
  • Share your TB Pledge experience and positive outcomes with stakeholders and the media
  • Become a point of contact to answer questions other corporates may have around allocating resources to TB programs

  • Gold + Dedicate funds for programs
  • Expand existing health facilities to the general public for TB diagnosis, DOTS notification and reporting
  • Use CSR money to implement a TB-specific project and report on measurable outcomes
  • Adopt and implement a workplace policy and program, that includes screening and referrals for TB, and report on measurable outcomes

  • Silver + TB awareness raising activities
  • Include TB information and messaging in health and safety briefings
  • Implement TB awareness activities in the workplace and/or the community
  • Plan and implement TB activities in the workplace and/or the community on global days such as World TB Day, World AIDS day, World Health day

  • Recognize that businesses are a key part of society and participate in the solution for eliminating TB
  • Commit to endorsing TB workplace policies (not the same as implementing a workplace policy)
  • Undertake sincere efforts to develop a response to TB at their workplace and in their communities
  • Raise awareness
Tier Graduation

Corporates may initially take the pledge at specific tiers of commitment. Later they may wish to graduate to a higher tier and contribute more to the fight against TB.  The CTP secretariat provides Technical assistance in this process and registers the new tier of commitment.