PG Tips and Lipton tea hit by ‘sexual harassment and poor conditions’ claims

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Accusation de mauvais traitement et de harcèlement sexuel sur une plantation de thé kenyane appartenant à Unilever

Récolte du thé dans l’ouest du Kenya © AFP PHOTO/Yasuyoshi CHIBA

Unilever and the Rainforest Alliance deny some female employees at the Kericho tea plantation in Kenya are subjected to sexual harassment. But Dutch research outfit SOMO paints a very different picture. Verity Largo investigates

It is one of the flagship plantations of the world’s biggest tea company, stretching across more than 30,000 acres of land and employing 16,000 people. But the Kericho tea estate in Kenya, operated by Unilever – manufacturer of PG Tips and Lipton – is at the centre of controversy over allegations of sexual harassment and poor working and living conditions for some employees, the Ecologist can reveal.

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