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22 April 2019

Africa: ILO project to accelerate elimination of child labour in tea & coffee supply chains

Author: Lily Kampani, Malawi News Agency

"Africa: ILO Sets Out to Eradicate Child Labour in Africa"...

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Article
27 March 2019

Sri Lanka: Fairtrade & Rainforest Alliance investigate after illegal wage deductions exposed at certified tea plantations; Incl. co. comments

Author: Lisa Fuller, Thomson Reuters Foundation

"EXCLUSIVE-Tea label giants vow probe after Sri Lanka labour abuse expose", 27 March 2019...

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Story
17 March 2019

Norway's government pension fund announces risk-based divestments; companies invited to respond

Norway's Government Pension Fund Global recently divested its investment from some companies on the basis that they "impose substantial costs on other companies and society as a whole and so are not long-term sustainable."...

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Company response
10 March 2019

Response by Sipef

Author: Sipef

We realise with great concern that, during 2019, NBIM has left the shareholding of SIPEF....

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Article
6 March 2019

Norway: Government pension fund divests from companies linked to deforestation

Author: Morgan Erickson-Davis, Mongabay

"Norway divests from plantation companies linked to deforestation," 01 March 2019...

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Company response
27 February 2019

Sri Lanka: Kelani Valley Plantation response to incidences at Robgill Estate

We as Kelani Valle Plantations PLC, Sri Lanka’s one of the highest performing Regional Plantations Company (RPC) engaged with ethical and sustainable plantation business since 1992. The strategies we implemented as long term sustainable and responsible...

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Story
27 February 2019

Sri Lanka: Fire at Kelani Valley tea plantation leaves 16 families homeless

In January 2019, the living quarters of 66 people, including 21 children, were severely damaged by a fire at the Robgill Estate in Sri Lanka’s tea district. The official cause of the fire had not been determined; however, reports blame "grossly inadeq...

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Article
25 February 2019

James Finlay sued in the UK for alleged failure to provide safe working conditions at Kenya's subsidiary

Author: Brian Wasuna, Daily Nation (Kenya)

"Trouble brews for James Finlays over lawsuit", 22 February 2019...

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Article
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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Article
10 February 2019

Sri Lanka: 16 families homeless after fire at Bogawantalawa tea plantation

Author: A. Suresh and M. Thevarajah, World Socialist Web Site (WSWS)

4 February 2019...

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