Tata Consumer Products Ltd
Formerly known as 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.
|Tata Consumer Products Ltd||IND||website|
| Tata Group
owns 100% of Tata Consumer Products Ltd
|Tata Consumer Products Ltd|
In 2019, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change risk. Responding companies are scored across four key areas: disclosure; awareness; management; and leadership. This company received a CDP Climate Change Score of A-.
Source: CDP (2019)
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: BBC (2015)
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: The Telegraph (2014)
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. [Listed under Information due to age of report]
Source: IUF (2011)
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: Stop the Traffik (2014)
This company sells Rainforest Alliance certified tea. However this only represents a fraction of this company's total tea sales. 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: Rainforest Alliance (2020)
This company won a 2013 Sustainable Standard-Setter Award from the Rainforest Alliance, which recognizes businesses that are working diligently to meet rigorous sustainability standards, protect the environment, and support local communities worldwide.
Source: Rainforest Alliance (2013)
The Ethical Tea Partnership was formed in 1997 when a number of major tea companies committed to working together to improve the social and environmental conditions in their supply chains.
Source: Ethical Tea Partnership (2020)
This company appears on Burma Campaign UK's 'Dirty List' of companies assisting the Burmese military to continue to commit human rights violations and environmental destruction. Tata motors supplies equipment to the military in Burma, including the LPTA 715 troop carrier and the Xenon GS800 SUV, often used as military staff cars.
Source: Burma Campaign UK (2019)
Tata Group subsidiary Tata Power's Strategic Engineering Division makes weapons and weapon components for the India's Defence forces.
Source: company website (2020)
As You Sow's 2019 report, Mining the Disclosures, is a deep analysis of 215 companies' human rights performance in relation to sourcing conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This company's score was 35.8% (Weak).
Source: As You Sow (2019)
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; improve water security.
Source: We Mean Business (2017)
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: Leather Working Group (2019)
|Company Structure||Wholly-owned subsidiary|
|# Employees||3,000 in 2014|
|Subsidiaries||Tata Global Beverages Aust Pty Ltd
- Earth Rules Pty Ltd
Products / BrandsTata Global Beverages Australia
Billy Tea Tea
Good Earth certified organic Kombucha
Mr Barista Coffee
Tetley Iced Tea
Tynee Tips Tea