Tata Global Beverages
With over 200 years of history, this company is now the second largest tea company in the world. 71% of revenue comes from tea sales, with a significant presence in over 40 countries. Acquired Tetley in 2000.
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| Tata Group
owns 100% of Tata Global Beverages Ltd
|Tata Global Beverages Ltd|
A 2014 report by Columbia Law School has found workers on an Indian tea plantation who pick tea for Tetley are paid less than £2 per day and live in inhuman conditions.
[Source 2014][More on Workers Rights]
A 2015 investigation by the BBC has found workers on Indian tea plantations who pick tea for this company are paid less than £2 per day and live in inhuman conditions. Living and working conditions are so bad, and wages so low, that tea workers and their families are left malnourished and vulnerable to fatal illnesses. There was also a disregard for health and safety, with workers spraying chemicals without protection, and on some estates, child labour being used.
[Source 2015][More on Workers Rights]
Stop the Traffik is calling on this company to take leadership in preventing people being trafficked out of the tea plantations of Assam. Stop the Traffik are not accusing Tata Global Beverages of trafficking girls from Assam to be held in situations of modern slavery. They are, however, concerned that Tata Global Beverages is engaged in a labour scheme via Amalgamated Plantations in Assam that is fuelling unique forms of vulnerability to modern slavery. Of all the possible players, Tata Global Beverages has the power to do the most good in this situation.
[Source 2014][More on Human Rights]
This company has committed to sourcing 100% of its tea sold around the world from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms by 2016. Rainforest Alliance certification has been dubbed 'Fairtrade light' by critics, as it offers producers no minimum price for their crop, and guarantees a minimum of just 30% of the product is certified.
[Source 2012][More on Eco-Certification]
Tata Group subsidiary Tata Power makes weapons and weapon components for the India's Defence forces.
[Source x][More on Military]
In June 2008 Burma Campaign UK updated their 'dirty list' of companies that are directly or indirectly helping to finance Burma's brutal military dictatorship. The new list includes Tata Group.
[Source 2008][More on Human Rights]
Tea workers in India's West Bengal continue to be punished for challenging their harsh living and working conditions. Over one thousand tea workers and their families living and working on the Tata controlled Nowera Nuddy tea estate were locked out of their work for three months in 2009 and denied all wages, food and rations in response to a protest over the mistreatment of Mrs. Arti Oraon, a 22 year-old tea garden worker who was denied maternity leave and forced to continue work as a tea plucker despite being 8 months pregnant.
[Source 2011][More on Workers Rights]
As listed on the We Mean Business website, this company has committed to the following climate action initiatives: responsible corporate engagement in climate policy; report climate change information in mainstream reports as a fiduciary duty.
[Source 2016][More on Climate Change]
This company is a member of the Leather Working Group, a multi-stakeholder group who's objective is to develop and maintain a protocol that assesses the compliance and environmental performance of tanners and promotes sustainable and appropriate environmental business practices within the leather industry.
[Source 2016][More on Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives]
|Company Structure||Wholly-owned subsidiary|
|# Employees||3,000 in 2014|
|Subsidiaries||Tetley Australia Pty Ltd
Bronski Eleven Pty Ltd
Products / BrandsTetley Australia