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19 March 2013

Tata Global Beverages awards Re-imagination Scholarships [United Kingdom]

Author: Brunel University, London

Tata Global Beverages, owners of the Tetley Tea brand, has underlined its commitment to encouraging fair access to education by partnering with Brunel University to offer the 2013 Tata Global Beverages Re-Imagination Scholarships.The scholarships,...

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4 January 2013

Labour unrest a simmering problem in Assam's tea gardens [India]

Author: Manimugdha S Sharma, Times of India

"These people [tea pickers in Assam] feel they have been left behind in the journey of progress. Unrest is bound to happen," says Delhi-based Anirudh Goswami who grew up in a tea estate in Upper Assam and has seen life in a tea garden from close...

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1 April 2011

[PDF] What’s really in your cuppa? A special investigation into the hidden costs of tea, milk and sugar

Author: Ecologist [UK]

Each day, millions of us take a small bag, drop it into a cup, pour in boiling water, and add a dash of milk plus a spoonful of sugar...But how many of us have actually wondered what goes into our favourite drink, or where the principal ingredients...

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1 October 2010

Pesticide worker dies and 2 shot and killed by police at Tetley-linked tea plantation in Assam, India

Author: Intl. Union of Foodworkers

A report commissioned by the IUF…details extensive human rights violations at the Tata-controlled Powai Tea Estate in Assam, India...The estate is owned by Amalgamated Plantations Private Limited (APPL) a company controlled by Tata Global Beverages....

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30 September 2008

27 NGOs bring "voice from the South" to debate on corporate responsibility

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30 September 2008

[PDF] full report: "Corporate Social Responsibility: Whose Voice Is Heard?"

Author: MVO Platform

Participants came up with impressive testimonies. This publication offers a collection of these stories (complemented with two ‘voices from the North’), hoping they will inspire a better CSR practice in the near future. [refers to ABN AMRO, Coca-Cola,...

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1 June 2008

[PDF] Sustainability Issues in the Tea Sector: A Comparative Analysis of Six Leading Producing Countries

Author: Sanne van der Wal, Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO)

In this report, SOMO is presenting for the first time…a…comparative analysis on social, economic and ecological conditions in the tea sector in 6 of the most important tea-producing countries: India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Indonesia, Kenya and Malawi…The...

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4 October 2006

Not everyone's cup of tea

Author: Robyn Stubbs, Vancouver 24 Hours

…thanks to a growing initiative to ensure tea pickers are treated fairly by their employers, you can feel good about wrapping your fingers around a steaming cuppa. "Consumers want to make sure the products they're buying are being produced in an...

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26 September 2006

WB [West Bengal] has something to hide about Tata project: Dasmunshi

Author: Hindu [India]

Condemning the forcible removal of Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee during a dharna at Singur, Union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunshi today said the West Bengal government "apparently had something to hide about" the Tata Motors project. "The...

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1 March 2006

Sustainabilitea: The Dutch Tea Market and Corporate Social Responsibility

Author: SOMO, ProFound & India Committee of the Netherlands

...there is an urgent need for improvement of labour, social, ecological and economic conditions throughout the tea sector in the global south...Current responsible business initiatives of mayor players on the Dutch tea market are analysed [in this...

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