In addition to expanding its workplace women’s health and empowerment training program, Twinings is also incorporating access to essential health and empowerment services including menstrual hygiene products, contraception, maternal and infant care, cancer screenings, STI screenings and other critical services in Kenya, Malawi, and India reaching 50,000 women with health services by 2023. Twinings will work with service providers, producers, and government officials, to collect impact data and help build the business case for broader adoption of workplace women’s health and empowerment initiatives in agriculture supply chains around the world.
“Healthier, empowered and sustainable communities are essential to ensuring strong supply chains, but also we believe working to improve lives in our supply chain is the right thing to do. Women form most of the workforce in tea gardens, but sexual health and reproductive rights can be a barrier to their development. When women and girls thrive, so do their societies. That’s why we are committed to empowering women in our supply chain through health and education,” said Céline Gilart, Head of Social Impact at Twinings.
Twinings made a bold commitment in 2017 to reach 40,000 workers and farmers in its supply chain in Kenya with the workplace women’s health and empowerment program HERhealth. Twinings is now expanding this commitment to reach 100% of this its supply chain in Kenya by 2023, reaching 75,000 women farmers and workers. Twinings is also committed to advocating for workplace women’s health and empowerment through the tea sector in Kenya, in order to potentially reach more than 300,000 women over the coming years.