Sourced with Care
Improving the quality of life in communities where we source our materials.
Sourced with Care is Twinings’ responsible sourcing programme that aims to improve the lives of communities from which we source. Our vision is for healthier, happier, empowered and sustainable communities in our supply chain. At Twinings we believe that everyone has the right to a decent quality of life and is able to provide for themselves and their families. Twinings aims to buy from the best tea gardens and farms, both in terms of quality and social standards, but even these can be improved further, which is what we aim to do. We work to enhance livelihoods, enable life opportunities and improve living standards for communities around the world.
We are working on a wide range of programmes so that communities in our tea and herbs supply chain can thrive. You can find out more about our Sourced with Care work and our progress so far by visiting www.sourcedwithcare.com
Twinings Social Impact Report
Sourced with Care is at the heart of what we do at Twinings and informs every level of decision-making within the company.
All around the world people grow, make and process materials on which our business depends. This gives us the opportunity and responsibility to act as a “force for good” and, in some small but meaningful ways, change lives for the better.
Read our 2021 Social Impact Report for more information.
Twinings Social Impact Report
Working with tea communities to adapt to a changing climate and keep a stable income.
The countries where we grow and source our ingredients are experiencing new challenges as a result of climate change. We are working with growers to give them the tools and knowledge to respond to these challenges, and continue growing with care.
Part of our Sourced with Care programme - we are protecting livelihoods and improving incomes for those in the communities where we grow
Sourced with Care Targets
We’ve set some big targets for healthier, happier, empowered and sustainable communities in our supply chain.
Through our Sourced with Care programme, we are working to improve living standards in tea communities from which we source. We’re improving access to water and sanitation, empowering women through health and education initiatives, and enhancing incomes and livelihoods by equipping farmers with the knowledge and skills to thrive in the future.
Ethical & Responsible Sourcing
We pick our ingredients carefully. 100% of our tea is ethically sourced.
As a minimum we source our tea from gardens that are independently certified by recognised standards such as Rainforest Alliance, Fairtrade or UTZ Certified. We then go above and beyond with our Sourced with Care programme. So you can be assured they only contain the best ingredients.
We are working hard to bring the rest of our ingredients to the same level - with 60% of our herbs currently derived from certified ethical sources.