Kenyan tea sector focuses on challenges of climate change

Key players from the Kenyan tea industry, tea buying companies and development organisations from around the world descended upon Kericho (Kenya) on May 16th 2011 to discuss the implications of climate change and adaption strategies for the Kenyan tea sector.…

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Mars Drinks joins ETP

Ethical Tea Partnership welcomes Mars Drinks as the latest member to join ETP.

We look forward to working with Mars on their tea supply chains and also in sharing their valuable experience in managing the sustainability agenda in other sectors, …

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Safe use of pesticides, Sri Lanka

In March 2011 Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) and the Plantation Human Development Trust (PHDT) held a meeting with 18 plantation company CEOs to discuss pesticide safety and a new ETP funded project aimed at improving safe use of agrochemicals. This …

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ETP speak at Sustainable Tea Seminar, China

On 25 & 26th March the second sustainable tea seminar was held in Songyang. This was the second annual conference organised by the China Tea Marketing Association and Solidaridad and ETP were delighted to once again be given a prominent …

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New look Ethical Tea Partnership

The new logo and strap line is an outward reflection of all the changes that Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) has made over the last year, encapsulating the way that ETP works in partnership with a range of organisations to enable …

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ETP meeting on tea sustainability

On May 10th & 11th 2010, the Ethical tea Partnership held a two day Strategic Members Meeting at the Docklands Museum (London), a former warehouse with strong associations with the tea trade. Delegates with a range of organisational responsibilities (Tea …

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ETP and ETI tackle discrimination and harassment, Kenya

Discrimination and harassment are issues that affect workers in most tea producing regions and are difficult to address through a traditional audit approach. ETP’s African Regional Manager, Joseph Wagurah has been successfully changing attitudes through the establishment of gender committees …

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ETP collaborates with Fairtrade Foundation

On February 15th, ETP and the Fairtrade Labelling Organisation (FLO) signed an agreement to work together to support tea producers. ETP already has similar agreements in place with Rainforest Alliance and Utz Certified.

Sarah Roberts, ETP’s Executive Director explained: ‘We …

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ETP speak at Tea Sustainability Conference, China

Awareness is growing about sustainability in the Chinese tea sector, as demonstrated by recent invitations for ETP staff to speak at tea sector events in China. In October 2009, ETP Regional Manager, Hubert Chen spoke at the annual conference of …

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Collaboration with Rainforest Alliance announced

The tea industry took a significant step closer to sustainability today as the international conservation organisation Rainforest Alliance and the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) unveiled an agreement that will further their vision of an industry-wide commitment to sustainable agriculture.

The …

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