Agricultural Industry-Lipton Tea

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Table of content:
1. The agricultural industry………………………………………………3
2. Lipton Tea……………………………………………………………………..4
2.1 The Rainforest Alliance……………………………………............4-5
2.2 Threats and challenges…………………………………………….6-7
2.3Best and Worst Practices…………………………………………..7-8
3. Concluding Remarks/ Suggestions…………………………….…8

1. The Agricultural Industry
Sustainable development at its core contains three main elements: Environmental Protection, Social Equity and Economic Growth a concept often referred to as the triple bottom line: Business that looks to its impacts in terms of finance the environment and people. In agricultural sustainability we are in fact considering the effects of the agricultural sector on these three factors, sustainable
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Making the commitment for sustainable agriculture, The Unilever Sustainable Agriculture Code was launhed in 2010 after fiftheen years of work. Their sustainable sourcing programme main focus is complience with the Code,through self-assesment or throught external certification standards. (csr report)
2.1 The Rainforest Alliance
Lipton tea had made a large commitment to their industry in 2007 with a decision to acquire all of its tea from ethical and viable sources. After this decision has been made they took part of the Rainforest Alliance -nonprofit organization that aims in conserving biodiversity and protecting the wellbeing of workers and their local communities. Farms that reach a certain level of sustainability within the range of the alliance standards earn the certified seal of the alliance. These standards set by the organization focus on biodiversity, soil and water protection while preserving the wellbeing of their farmers/workers which entails housing, medical care and schooling for their children. These standards set out by this nonprofit organization also oblige them on continuous development/improvement in order to maintain their certification.
The general idea is for the public to be sure that by
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