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Communications Manager, Ethical Tea Partnership

Shaping the future of the tea industry

The Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) is part of coalition of organisations steering the development of a set of scenarios of the tea sector in 2030, which aim to catalyse creative thinking and new partnerships that can accelerate a more sustainable …

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An Industry in Transition: The Future of the Plantation Community, Sri Lanka

Today in Colombo, Sri Lanka, various stakeholders and key representatives from the tea industry have come together to share the vision of the future of the sector and the challenges it faces.  ETP, CARE Sri Lanka, and World University Services …

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Second German tea company joins the ETP

The Ethical Tea Partnership’s German membership continues to expand: in October, Hamburg based tea importers interTee joined the organisation, bringing the ETP’s membership to twenty-six.

Intertee was established in 1967 to import tea into the German market, and in the …

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Sri Lankan tea industry welcomes increased health and safety capacity

The first year of the partnership between the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP), World University Service of Canada (WUSC), and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Ministry of Labour, to embed good health and safety practice …

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C&C and the ETP are committed to learning from each other

Coffee & Climate (C&C) and the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) have two things in common: they are development partnerships with the private sector and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), and are committed to ameliorating the challenges that come …

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Growing our influence

I’ve been meaning to write a communications update for some time now to cover a few of the developments that have recently taken place: from new members and projects, to expanding our programmes and partnerships. One thing I really enjoy …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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