Author Archives: Jon

About Jon

Communications Manager, Ethical Tea Partnership

Ringtons Tea & Coffee joins the ETP

Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) welcomes Ringtons as the latest tea company to join the industry-wide tea sustainability programme. Founded in 1907 by Samuel Smith, Ringtons remains a family business today and is renowned for its expertise in tea blending and …

Posted in News | Leave a comment

The Bean Alliance (‘project t’) makes it 25 members for ETP

Ethical Tea Partnership is delighted to introduce The Bean Alliance, the company behind the brand project t, as its first member from Australia.

The Bean Alliance, which celebrated 30 years in 2011, has a history as a coffee roaster …

Posted in News | Leave a comment

Ostfriesische Tee Gesellschaft, Germany’s leading tea producer, joins ETP

In a positive move for the sustainability of the tea sector, Ostfriesische Tee Gesellschaft (OTG) is the first German tea company to join Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) boosting ETP’s membership base in continental Europe. OTG were established in 1907 and …

Posted in News | Leave a comment

Promoting fairer working environments, Kenya

Harassment and discrimination are hard to identify and address through traditional monitoring and auditing. The case study describes ETP’s experience of rolling out ETI’s Supervisor Management Training programme to promote equal treatment in the workplace, and reduce discrimination and abusive …

Posted in Publications | Leave a comment

Instilling good practice: Strategic partnerships to build capacity, India

This case study outlines how ETP’s partnerships with expert organisations in India has enabled the roll-out of training on  health and safety and environmental management, two key areas covered by the ETP Global Standard that many producers struggle with. It …

Posted in Publications | Leave a comment

Improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers, Indonesia

In Indonesia many smallholder farmers struggle to make a living from tea due to issues with leaf quality, low yields and inefficient organisational support. ETP’s three year partnership with IDH (the Dutch government funded Sustainable Trade Initiative) aims to address …

Posted in Publications | Leave a comment

Supporting Chinese Producers

This case study provides an overview of ETP’s work in China, outlining how ETP has expanded it’s support programmes from factory health and safety, and the safe use of agrochemical training, through to initiatives that are improving employment and HR …

Posted in Publications | Leave a comment

Securing tea supply and livelihoods: Adapting to climate change, Kenya

Over the coming decades climate change will affect where and how tea is grown. In Kenya smallholders are particularly vulnerable, and for this reason, ETP and GIZ (the German Development Agency) have developed a three-year partnership to assist 50,000 farmers …

Posted in Publications | Leave a comment

Regional Manager for Malawi increases ETP’s presence in East Africa

Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) is pleased to welcome Lee Ngirazie as Programme Manager for Malawi.

In a ground-breaking move, Lee will be jointly employed by ETP, Rainforest Alliance and Solidaridad; a positive development that will strengthen the ties between key …

Posted in News | Leave a comment

New collaboration on climate change mitigation in the tea sector

Ethical Tea Partnership is pleased to announce the expansion of our climate change activities in Africa. In a new piece of work commissioned by the International Trade Centre (ITC), a joint organization of the United Nations and the World …

Posted in News | Leave a comment