Sainsbury's response

Author: Sainsbury's, Published on: 21 October 2019

... All our tea sourcing from Assam... is either Rainforest Alliance or Fairtrade accredited. We would need more information from Oxfam to investigate the tea estates highlighted in their report... Our suppliers support actions that allow a living wage, recognising that this requires a collaborative effort from different stakeholders across the industry. They promote the PLA reform and thus support producers in achieving a living wage and decent working conditions...

One of the Brazilian companies mentioned in the Oxfam report is an indirect supplier to us. They are noted for their good practices but some unacceptable working conditions are mentioned regarding one of their farms, which we do not source from. Nevertheless, we are following up with the supplier on the allegations. We acknowledge the difficulties with sourcing from Brazil with the current political landscape and we are working to support our suppliers...

... [W]e will be taking the Oxfam recommendations into account and work to understand where we can have the greatest impact for positive change...

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