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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 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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26 October 2017

Many companies in high-risk sectors aren’t addressing slavery risks in UK Modern Slavery Act statements, report says

The report published by CORE Coalition provides an overview of how companies are including information in their Slavery and Human Trafficking Statements on the risks of modern slavery in their supply chains and operations. It focuses on 50 companies...

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4 October 2017

Many companies in high-risk sectors aren’t addressing slavery risks in UK Modern Slavery Act statements, report says

Author: CORE (UK)

This report aims to provide a snapshot of if and how [50] companies are including information in their Slavery and Human Trafficking Statements on the risks of modern slavery in their supply chains and operations. [It focuses] on companies sourcing...

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12 April 2016

India: Tata Beverages commissions study of climate change impacts on Assam tea production; foresees need for adaptation measures

Author: Indo-Asian News Service (IANS)

Tata Global Beverages announced on Monday it has commissioned the Tea Research Association (TRA) to identify indicators of climatic changes that will impact tea growing regions in Assam in the next 50 years."The company as part of its association with...

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15 January 2016

3 UK tea brands drop Indian supplier over work conditions

Author: Jane Deith, BBC News

Three of the UK's top tea brands have stopped buying from a group of Indian plantations after a BBC investigation exposed dangerous working conditions. The BBC found a disregard for health and safety on an estate in north-east India owned by Assam...

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26 October 2015

India: New tea partnership to tackle abuse and trafficking in Indian tea communities

Author: Ethical Tea Partnership

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18 October 2015

Kerala, India: Women plantation workers organize to demand their rights - and win

This is the story of an extraordinary uprising, a movement of 6,000 barely educated women labourers who call themselves "Pempilai Orumai", or women's unity.  The women are tea pickers from Kerala in India and work for a huge plantation company, Kanan...

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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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24 September 2014

India: UNICEF partners with industry to tackle abuse & trafficking of children in tea communities

Author: UNICEF

"Ground-breaking new tea partnership to tackle abuse and trafficking in Indian tea communities",...

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