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8 November 2019

So. Africa: Indigenous community to receive share of the sale of rooibos tea after multistakeholder agreement

Author: Brian Browdie, Quartz Africa

"South Africa's Khoisan to get a share of the commercialization of rooibos," 5 November 2019....

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Article
31 October 2019

Kenya: Local community seek UN inquiry for alleged historical land injustices where tea farms operate; includes Unilever's comment

Author: AFP

"Kenya community pushes for UN inquiry into tea land theft"...

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Article
21 October 2019

Sri Lanka: Tea estate workers who sustain the country's economy mobilise to fight for fair basic wages

Author: Meena Srinavasan, The Hindu

"A bitter brew: For Sri Lanka’s tea estate workers, fair wage is still elusive" 5 October 2019...

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21 October 2019

Oxfam reveals poverty pay, harsh working conditions & gender discrimination in intl. supermarkets' food supply chains; Includes company responses

Oxfam has released new research, which included in-depth interviews with workers in India and Brazil and a survey of workers in five other countries, revealing widespread labour rights allegations - including poverty pay, harsh working conditions, and...

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Company response
18 October 2019

ALDI SOUTH's response

Author: ALDI SOUTH Group

... We are also aware of the particular human rights challenges in the production of tea... [A] proportion of our tea productions are either UTZ/Rainforest Alliance, Fairtrade or Organic certified and we are working to increase the percentage of...

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Company response
18 October 2019

Morrisons' response

Author: Morrisons

... We have been engaged with Oxfam since the commencement of their Behind the Barcodes campaign and have already made progress in a number of areas ... This resulted in Morrisons being acknowledged in this year's report as being one of three...

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Company response
18 October 2019

Tesco's response

Author: Tesco

...We support Oxfam’s clear framework... We are in the process of developing specific actions plans to greater support progress on gender equality and living wages in key supply chains......

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Company response
17 October 2019

Aldi North's response

Author: Aldi North

... We are aware of the particular human rights challenges in the production of tea, including in the Assam state, as identified in the recent Oxfam report. We source tea from the region of Assam exclusively from producers who have been certified by...

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Article
16 October 2019

India: Tea association finds factual errors in Oxfam's report on labour rights violations in the industry

Author: Special Correspondent, The Hindu

"Tea association counters Oxfam report on labour rights violation in Assam", 17 October 2019...

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Company response
14 October 2019

REWE Group's response

Author: REWE Group

... [W]e are also in close and constructive contact with OXFAM......

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