Sustainable sourcing

Introduction

Tata Global Beverages is committed to sustainable beverage production and consumption. Our intent is that by 2020, all the tea that we buy shall be 100% sustainably sourced. Our sustainable sourcing strategy is focussed on sustainable agricultural practices, and describes our principles and code of conduct in purchasing tea and coffee for our packeting & processing units. It describes minimum requirements on social and working conditions, safety and environmental demands, and agricultural practices for our suppliers.

We accept independent third party certifications of sustainable agricultural practices, such as Rainforest Alliance Certified™, Trustea or UTZ, from our suppliers as evidence that the product they supply to us is sustainably sourced. We also support the establishment of Farmer Field Schools (FFS) by our partners, Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) and Solidaridad, which educates the farmers on sustainable agricultural practices and certifications.

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