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Livelihoods and Land

OVERVIEW

Protecting workers’ rights and improving incomes

A stable income in essential for a decent quality of life. Twinings does not employ anybody on tea estates and farms . But we contribute to their employment through our supply chain, as well as to the livelihoods of many smallholder farmers.

 

We support communities we source from, to improve resilience and income so they can meet their needs and those of their family. This includes learning to farm alongside nature and finding new ways to adapt to climate change.

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OUR IMPACT

39,000+

People empowered through Community Development Forums

1,596

Received support for additional income-generating activities

6,005

Farming families received training on good agricultural practices

Climate

We’re committed to becoming carbon neutral in our operations and supply chain. We’re also helping farmers adapt to climate change, so they can continue to make a decent living for generations to come.

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Sustainable farming and biodiversity

Biodiversity loss presents a huge risk to tea and herb communities. We believe that farming in harmony with nature and taking care of the environment will enable smallholder farmers to keep growing tea and herbs while earning a stable income.

 

Through Sourced with Care, we are supporting farmers to adopt more sustainable, nature-friendly farming practices, so they can continue to make a living from tea and herb farming while taking care of the environment.

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Improving smallholder incomes

Having a stable income is essential for a decent quality of life. But many smallholder farmers around the world struggle to make ends in meet Through Sourced with Care, we support farmers in China and Guatemala improve their income through knowledge, skills, income diversification and access to market.

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Empowering tea communities

We have been working with CARE International since 2017 to establish Community Development Forums (CDFs) on tea estates. These ‘mini-parliaments’ provide people with a much-needed space to address grievances with their employers, hold businesses accountable and make collective decisions about community development.

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Targets

We believe that everyone in our supply chain should be able to provide for themselves and their families.

We aim to help strengthen the resilience and income of 25,000 farming families by 2025.

By 2030, we will make all our tea and herbal infusions carbon neutral.