Twinings commits to expand its programme to improve women’s health to an additional 40,000 women in its supply chain in Kenya by 2020 in support of Family Planning 2020
Twinings is extremely pleased to announce that it commits to expand its programme to raise women’s health, particularly concerning reproductive health and family planning, from 6,000 tea workers and farmers to an additional 40,000 women in its supply chain in Kenya by 2020, in support of Family Planning 2020.
Twinings aims to improve the quality of lives of people in tea communities where it sources its products through its Sourced with Care programme. It believes everyone in its supply chain should have a good quality of life and be able to provide for themselves and their families.
Céline Gilart, Head of Social Impact at Twinings, explained: “Healthier, empowered and sustainable communities are essential to ensuring strong supply chains, but also we believe working to improve lives in our supply chain is the right thing to do. Women form most of the workforce in tea gardens, but sexual health and reproductive rights can be a barrier to their development. We know that when women and girls thrive, so do their wider societies. That’s why we are committed to empowering women in our supply chain through health and education.”