Lipton® and Sustainability
Lipton® has always led the way for tea. From Sir Thomas Lipton’s innovative Lipton® tea estate, to his exciting marketing promotions, Lipton® always stays one step ahead of the curve.
This is especially true when it comes to sustainability. Lipton® is doing more than ever to ensure that our refreshing tea tastes great not just today, but for years to come too.
Where is Lipton® Tea Grown?
Today, Lipton® touches many parts of the world. Lipton® tea is grown in estates in Kenya, Argentina and Sri Lanka, and we own Lipton® tea estates in Kenya and Tanzania. We work with the Rainforest Alliance to ensure that our tea is sourced sustainably, and workers get a fair deal.
The Rainforest Alliance and Lipton® Tea
The Rainforest Alliance is an independent organization that works with individuals, communities and companies who depend on the land, to reduce environmental impacts and increase social and economic benefits.
In May 2007, our parent company, Unilever, pledged to source tea sustainably by working with the Rainforest Alliance. In 2015, all our Lipton® tea bags were 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified.
What Does the Rainforest Alliance Do?
Rainforest Alliance certification encourages farmers to grow crops and manage estates sustainably in three ways – environmental protection, social equity and economic viability. Since none of these factors can support long-term success on its own, the Alliance helps farmers improve in all three areas.
By choosing tea that’s certified by the Rainforest Alliance, you’re making a positive difference to the future. You’ll be helping to support farmers working to improve their livelihoods and those of their families, while protecting the planet for the future.