We take responsibility
for people and the

Sustainability is part of our business

We know tea

We believe that being transparent is an important part of becoming more sustainable. By sharing knowledge about our business and how we make our tea, you as a customer get more power. And the more you know, the more informed decisions you can make.

Organic Certified

Organic products are grown under a system of agriculture without the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides with an environmentally and socially responsible approach. This is a method of farming that works at grass root level preserving the reproductive and regenerative capacity of the soil, good plant nutrition, and sound soil management, produces nutritious food rich in vitality which has resistance to diseases.

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We comply with the rules on organic production laid down in Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 and Commission Regulation (EC) No 889/2008. Control has been carried out by the certification body, HS Certifiering AB, SE-EKO-04.

It is designed to give you full confidence that the goods you buy are produced fully in line with the EU Organic Production Regulation, or if they are imported goods, equivalent or identical strict rules. It is still voluntary to use the logo on imported products outside the EU.

Fairtrade Certified

Fairtrade is an independent product label and your guarantee that a product meets international Fairtrade criteria. Fairtrade is a simple way to make a difference to the lives of the people who grow and create the things we love. It’s all about making trade fair.

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Choose Fairtrade-marked products and create conditions for growers and employees in developing countries to improve their working and living conditions. ​

  • Growers and employees receive improved financial conditions
  • Premiums for investments in local society and business
  • Child labor and discrimination are prevented
  • Democracy development and organizational law are promoted
  • Environmental considerations and organic production are promoted

Today there is a wide range of Fairtrade labeled products to choose from, e.g. coffee, tea, cocoa, drinking chocolate, chocolate bars, bananas and other fresh fruit, juice/soft drinks, rice, quinoa, ice cream, sugar, spices, nuts, snacks /sweets and honey. In addition, you can buy Fairtrade-labeled wine, flowers, sports balls, and products that contain Fairtrade-certified cotton.

Fairtrade is an independent product label and your guarantee that a product meets international Fairtrade criteria. Fairtrade Sweden is the Swedish representative in Fairtrade Labeling Organizations International (FLO). Life by Follis is Fairtrade-labelled tea.


Code of Conduct

Environment and ethics have been the focus of Tekompaniet since its inception in 1999 – long before it was almost mandatory as it is today. We have now formalized this work by producing two codes of conduct; Code of Conduct – our commitment to you as a customer. Supplier Code of Conduct – our requirements for our suppliers as PDF download.

Our responsability

Projects we support

School for all

The plantation in India runs the largest school in the district. The school currently has approximately 1,300 students from preschool through elementary school to high school. Children of both factory workers and managers study under the same roof with the same conditions. For students who live far away, accommodation is available during the week and for those without family there is an orphanage.

Better work tools

We have bought 350 lightweight baskets for the tea pluckers on the plantation in the Blue Mountains, India. We have replaced the heavy and unwieldy tea plucking baskets with lightweight baskets made of net with a high ’collar’ to easily throw the tea leaves over the shoulder. The traditional bamboo baskets weight 4000 g and the new light basket 400g.

Medical care on
equal terms

On the plantation, the workers have free housing and the opportunity to visit nurses and doctors free of charge. In case of more serious illnesses, there is one of its own ambulance and a larger hospital in the district with access to specialist doctors, x-rays and surgery. All this is made and operated by the company who own the plantation and doctors are free of charge.

With Life by Follis we have challenged every part of the production, you get tea directly from the source. We provide traceability from plant to cup.