India: New tea partnership to tackle abuse and trafficking in Indian tea communities

Author: Ethical Tea Partnership , Published on: 26 October 2015

A partnership to improve opportunities for tens of thousands of children in communities growing some of the world’s favourite tea and reduce their vulnerability to trafficking and abuse, are announced today by UNICEF and the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP)...The 3-year programme supported and funded by IDH the Sustainable Trade Initiative; ETP members, Tesco, OTG (Meßmer), Tata Global Beverages (Tetley, Tata Tea), and Taylors of Harrogate (Yorkshire Tea); and Typhoo, will initially work with 350 communities on over 100 estates in three districts in the Indian state of Assam, and has the potential to serve as a model to protect children across other rural communities. 

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Related companies: Tata Group Tata Tea (part of Tata Group) Taylors of Harrogate (part of Bettys & Taylors Group) Tesco Tetley (part of Tata Tea) Typhoo