Living Standards

Supporting communities through housing, sanitation, water and hygiene

Many people in the rural communities we source from lack access to adequate housing, water, sanitation and energy. This leads 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.

129,716

129,716

people reached by hand washing and hygiene programmes

7,487

7,487

people gained access to clean drinking water

8,714

8,714

gained access to sanitary latrines

46,683

46,683

people adopted clean and efficient energy

Meet Lalita

"With support from this project, we have been able to construct a new toilet and a bathroom unit. My daughter and I are much happier, and we can now take a bath inside a secure bathroom of our own."

In India, Twinings works with producers and partner organisations to accelerate improvements in access to water and sanitation on tea gardens.  

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Meet Florence

"Many women are happy and appreciate the wonders that the stove does in saving the trees that are cut every time for firewood and reducing the smoke in their houses. Florence, tea farmer, Malawi.  

Twinings is promoting clay clean cook stoves in tea communities in Assam and Malawi and training local potters to produce them.  

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