There are billions of tea drinkers out there. In fact, tea is the most popular non-alcoholic drink after water. And because Lipton® is the world’s leading tea brand, it means we have a big responsibility when it comes to what we put in ours.
IT’S WHAT’S ON THE INSIDE THAT COUNTS
People care about what goes into their bodies. That’s why we care about what goes into our teas. We believe in tea that is safe to drink and sourced sustainably, without compromising on taste and quality.
OUR SUSTAINABILITY PROMISE
We are committed to sustainability. By 2020, all the raw materials that go into making Lipton tea will be sourced sustainably, using practices that reduce the use of pesticides and are considerate of the environment and the health, safety and livelihood of farmers.
WORKING TOGETHER FOR A BETTER FUTURE
We are dedicated to working with governments and regulatory agencies to reduce and, where possible, stop the use of pesticides – especially pesticides classified as Class III by the World Health Organization. (PDF)We also work closely with our growers, traders and producers to help them reduce and eliminate the use of pesticides, setting specific goals with real deadlines they must meet if they want to continue to work with us.
QUALITY CONTROLS (AND TEA)
We are at the forefront of the industry in its work to reduce – and when possible, eliminate – the use of pesticides in farming. We do this through our global initiatives such as the Unilever Sustainable Agriculture Code (PDF).All Lipton® tea estates are Rainforest Alliance Certified. Rainforest Alliance farms meet very stringent standards, requiring farmers to reduce their overall use of pesticides and use biological alternatives where possible. Additionally, workers on Rainforest Alliance Certified farms must receive proper training in the application of any pesticides and must only use pesticides when they are absolutely necessary to protect our beautiful crops.Trace amounts of pesticides may still be found in our teas (PDF), although we are continuously working to reduce those amounts as much as possible. Our efforts are aligned with those of international authorities, including the World Health Organization. If you have any concerns, please reach out on our contact us page and we will be happy to share more information with you.