ETP Welcomes Typhoo to the Partnership

We’re delighted to announce that Typhoo is the latest high profile and influential tea company to join the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) in 2017. The addition of Typhoo, which has been selling tea for more than 100 years, means that 46 of the world’s leading tea companies and retailers are now on board.

The announcement marks a period of heightened industry support both at home and on the world stage as we witness growing engagement from companies on sustainability of the tea sector through our expanding membership and international events in India, China, and Kenya.

Typhoo has been supporting ETP’s partnership with UNICEF, which is helping improve the lives of thousands of young girls and adolescents living in tea estates in Assam over the last two years. They also committed to the environment, most notably working in partnership with WWF India across their estates to help reduce human-elephant conflicts, much in the same way that ETP has in both India and the highlands of Sri Lanka.

Sarah Roberts, Executive Director, ETP said, “Typhoo has a strong heritage in tea so it’s great to have another long-standing staple British tea brand join ETP. Typhoo already supports some of our work and we welcome this opportunity to broaden our partnership further.  We know more needs to be done, and with Typhoo on board our influence in tea-producing regions and collective impact have been strengthened. We look forward to being able to go further and faster as a result.”

“At Typhoo, our commitment to sourcing responsibly in an ethical and safe manner is of high importance, says Somnath Saha, CEO, Typhoo Tea.  “ETP works across the supply chain with external partners to improve the lives of tea workers, farmers, and communities around the world. We’re looking forward to a broader partnership with them to ensure standards of living, nutrition, and gender equality are improved industry-wide.  We take pride in knowing where our tea is from, how it is plucked and the working/living conditions of our workforce and aim to help transform and protect the lives of children and young people living in tea communities.”