The first supply chain commitment to close the living wage gap while revitalizing the tea industry

The Malawi 2020 partnership aims to achieve a competitive tea industry where workers earn a living wage and smallholders thrive.

Through efforts of the Malawi Tea 2020 programme, wages of tea workers have increased. In 2018, we reported that the net living wage gap closed with 25%. This means that tea workers on tea plantations in Malawi now get 40% more than the country’s minimum wage.

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The following partners have committed to the program: Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Oxfam GB, Tea Association of Malawi (TAML), Ethical Trading Initiative, Fairtrade Original, Jacobs Douwe Egberts, Marks & Spencer, Mother Parkers, OTG (Ostfriesische Tee Gesellschaft), Rainforest Alliance/UTZ, Ringtons Tea, Tata Global Beverages, Taylors of Harrogate, the Plantation and Allied Workers Union (PAWU), Tesco, Twinings, Typhoo, Unilever, Van Rees.

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