A recent documentary by the BBC exposing working conditions on some tea estates in India has netted its first casualty.
British tea companies Twinings, Taylors of Harrogate and Fortnum & Mason has stopped doing business with The Assam Company, which owns a group of tea estates in northeast India. Additionally, The Rainforest Alliance, an international non-profit dedicated to conservation, has stopped allowing the company to use the organization’s green frog seal.
In the documentary, workers were seen spraying chemicals without protective equipment, which is a violations. Those workers complained of adverse health effects.