• Wednesday, May 25, 2022

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UK’s Tetley Reveals Tea Suppliers In Push For Slave-free Sourcing

Some Indian plantations certified as slavery-free are nonetheless abusing and underpaying their workers, according to research by Britain’s Sheffield University (Photo: DIPTENDU DUTTA/AFP/Getty Images).

By: Radhakrishna N S

Tetley, the world’s second biggest tea company, has released a list of its suppliers, including those in India, to boost transparency in its supply chain, the British firm’s owner Tata Global Beverages said on Friday (2). India’s tea industry, the second largest in the world, employs 3.5 million workers, many of whom are exploited on plantations and live in poverty, research has shown. Tetley sources most of its tea from India, with 141 suppliers of a total 227 named in the list published last week. Major brands are facing mounting regulatory and consumer pressure to ensure their products are free…

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