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Living Standards

OVERVIEW

Supporting communities through housing, sanitation, water and hygiene

Many people in rural communities lack access to adequate housing, water, sanitation and energy. This can lead to waterborne diseases and respiratory problems that affect people’s lives and wellbeing, as well as hampering their economic development.

 

Twinings is focusing efforts on accelerating improvements in regions where these are issues, so that people in our supply chain have decent living standards and can contribute positively to their communities.

OUR IMPACT

140,000+

Community members reached by hand-washing and hygiene programmes

11,000+

People gained access to clean drinking water

12,328

Gained access to sanitary latrines

Hygiene and sanitation

We partner with tea producers and local experts in Assam and Darjeeling, India, to accelerate the provision of decent toilets and raise awareness on hygiene for communities on tea estates.

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Clean energy

We are working to provide clean energy via clean-cook stoves. As well as burning less wood and emitting less smoke, these stoves help protect the environment and reduce health risks by producing clean, affordable energy – a key priority for providing decent housing.

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Access to clean water

Access to clean water is a basic human right and also reduces time spent to collect water, therefore creating a better quality of life for communities in our supply chain. That’s why we’re working to construct water systems in areas where they are needed.

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Targets

In too many places, people still lack proper sanitation and access to clean water.
Our ambition is that people will have adequate access to water and sanitation at their living units in all of the tea gardens we source from by 2025.