Livelihoods

Protecting the rights of workers and improving incomes through skills, new technologies and access to market

A stable income, with enough to meet their needs and those of their families, is essential for workers to have a decent quality of life. Through our supply chain, we contribute to the employment of many people on tea estates, farms and factories as well as to the livelihoods of many smallholder farmers. We’ve made livelihoods one of our key focus areas – so people in our supply chain receive a living income and can break their cycle of poverty.

1,176

1,176

people reached by financial inclusion programmes

12,600

12,600

workers benefitted from improved conditions and treatment

5,342

5,342

farmers received training to increase their income

Meet Zi Yi

“Thanks to the knowledge I got from the Farmer Field School, I can ensure the quality can meet required standards with satisfactory yields.” 

In China, Twinings supports Farmer Field Schools, teaching farmers how to increase their productivity and quality of crop and become more resilient as a result. 

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Meet Faris

"Finding work was a life-changing opportunity for me, as I could feed my family and take my kids to school and provide for medical needs.” 

Twinings is signatory of Malawi2020 and also supports tea communities in our supply chain in Malawi to diversify their income.  

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Meet Ruvani

“I am very happy I have received this loan and training to manage my business, I am now more confident and hope to grow my business in the future”

Twinings is empowering communities in tea gardens in Sri Lanka by creating dialogue with management and new income opportunities.

 

 

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