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3 July 2018

Traidcraft Exchange campaign: Who picked my tea?

Author: Traidcraft Exchange

Many British blends include tea from Assam, where people get poverty wages, are scared to speak up and have no way out. The big British brands know this but aren’t doing enough to challenge it....

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3 July 2018

Yorkshire Tea, Twinings, Tetley, Clipper & PG Tips become first major tea brands to publish supplier list

In June 2018 Yorkshire Tea (part of Taylors of Harrogate) became the first major UK tea brand to publish its supplier list. The brand made the move following the "Who picked my tea?" campaign by Tradcraft Exchange. In August 2018, Twinings followed su...

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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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2 April 2009
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Author: Catherine Vincent, Le Monde [France]

...Unilever..., détenteur notamment de la marque Lipton, a développé une agriculture durable et éthique relativement exemplaire. Au point d'avoir reçu la certification de Rainforest Alliance... Pour un travailleur manuel, [Thomas Obiri, employé d...

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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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25 May 2007

Unilever, the World's Largest Tea Company, Commits to Rainforest Alliance Certification

Author: Rainforest Alliance

Unilever, the world's largest tea company, has announced plans to source its entire tea supply sustainably...to Rainforest Alliance standards. The news also signals the Rainforest Alliance's move into certifying tea farms in addition to...coffee,...

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