Typhoo posts full supplier list

By Helen Gilbert

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Typhoo suffered a £20m loss in the year ending 31 March 2018 as a result of record high material costs and currency fluctuations
Typhoo suffered a £20m loss in the year ending 31 March 2018 as a result of record high material costs and currency fluctuations
Typhoo has published a full list of its global tea suppliers for the first time in a bid to boost wider transparency and accountability across the industry.

Details of more than 250 gardens from which the brand’s tea is sourced have been published on its website.

The Wirral-based business, which turns around 18,000 tonnes of tea and infusions every year, said it prided itself on its ethical position and reputation within the industry.

Typhoo claimed it was one of the first tea companies to send its buyers to monitor various aspects of working conditions across its tea estates.

‘Fairer tea industry’

“We at Typhoo are always looking for more sustainable ways to source our tea from farms that have environmentally and socially responsible practices,”​ the brand’s tea buyer Paul Jefferies said. “Being a member of the Ethical Tea Partnership not-for-profit organisation, we will continue our endeavour to create a fairer, more sustainable tea industry for tea workers, farmers and the environment.”

Last month it emerged that Typhoo’s profits plummeted to a £20m loss​ in the year ending 31 March 2018 as a result of record high material costs and adverse currency movements.

The tea maker recognised the year as one of the most challenging trading periods for the business in recent history. Profit for the firm has been in decline for the past three years.

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