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October 2011: Unilever response to report by SOMO into our tea plantation in Kericho, Kenya

We are not aware of any current problems of inappropriate behaviour which SOMO allege to be happening at our Rainforest Alliance certified tea estate in Kericho, Kenya. We take any allegation of this nature very seriously and will take immediate action if there is evidence to prove that such behaviour has taken place...Unilever does not own or operate the Indian tea plantations mentioned in SOMO’s report - these are third party suppliers to us. We require that all our suppliers comply with Unilever’s Business Partner Code and have a track record of taking serious action against those which don’t. We have asked SOMO for detailed information about the alleged breaches at the Indian plantations, so that we can investigate them. If they are found to be true, we will act to correct them

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