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20 Sep 2023

Tea brands and retailers respond to allegations of rights abuses in the global supply chain

In August 2023, the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre asked Unilever, Lipton, Tetley, Starbucks, Finlays, Tetley, Tesco, Ringtons, Teasup and Marks & Spencer for responses to allegations of human rights abuses at tea estates and factories between December 2022 and August 2023. The estates and factories where abuses allegedly occurred were linked to tea buyers using each company's most recently available supplier list. Full responses are included below.

Company Responses

Unilever View Response
James Finlay (part of Swire) View Response
Marks & Spencer View Response
Ringtons Limited View Response
Tetley (part of Tata Consumer Products) View Response
Starbucks View Response
Lipton Teas and Infusions (formerly ekaterra) View Response
Teasup View Response
Luxmi Tea Company View Response