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10 February 2019

India: Pregnant women are risking their lives to bring people tea

Author: Swati Gupta, CNN

"Pregnant women are risking their lives to bring people tea", 6 February 2019...

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15 January 2016

Report says supply chain audits fail to detect abuse & preserve the status quo

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8 September 2015

BBC investigates inhumane working conditions in tea plantations in Assam, India - brands respond

Author: Justin Rowlatt and Jane Deith, BBC

"The bitter story behind the UK's national drink", 8 Sep 2015...

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11 June 2011

The real price of a cup of tea [Kenya]

Author: Jody Clarke, Irish Times

Much of the Lyons tea drunk in Ireland is grown in a Kenyan plantation where workers say they’ve suffered sexual harassment and exploitation…Women face constant sexual harassment, wages are poor, promotion is based on what tribe employees belong to,...

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26 January 2010

Ethics: ‘Islands of best practice in sea of poor to middling ones’

Author: Jane Bird, Financial Times

Unilever produces about 12 per cent of the world’s black tea. This makes it a good place to start implementing Rainforest Alliance certification for sustainable farming, says Miguel Veiga-Pestana, vice president for global external affairs…The aim is...

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1 October 2009

Solidarity campaign for Lipton tea workers in Pakistan grows: actions in Australia, Philippines, Russia and South Africa


In Sydney...on 1 October, Unions NSW (the peak body representing trade unions in the state of New South Wales) led a protest at the Australasian headquarters of Unilever as part of the Casual-Tea campaign for Litpon tea workers in Pakistan...activists...

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25 September 2009

Farm Workers' Wages to Increase Under Labor Agreement

Author: Jane Black, Washington Post

In what Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis called a "huge victory" for farm workers, one of the country's largest food service companies announced Friday that it will buy winter tomatoes only from growers that pay a fair wage and offer good working...

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30 April 2009

Leaders in Sustainability Honored at Rainforest Alliance Gala

Author: Rainforest Alliance

Green Hotels of Costa Rica:...All employees receive full benefits and the eco-responsible properties abide by strict water usage and treatment guidelines, recycle waste and have installed units to produce solar energy. [also refers to Suzano Papel e...

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25 March 2009

Sense & Sustainability: Banking on greener tea

Author: Vanessa Farquharson, National Post

[T]he management at Lipton and its parent company, Unilever, are putting a great deal of effort into maintaining responsible labour conditions for their pluckers, not to mention enforcing a host of sustainable agriculture practices... Although most...

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14 August 2008
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Author: Rouba Naaman, Novethic [France]

Après les fruits et le café, l’ONG américaine Rainforest Alliance certifie les plantations de thé kenyanes du géant Unilever. Le label, qui sera notamment apposé sur les produits Lipton, garantit près de 200 critères environnementaux, sociaux et...

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