We work with tea producers and smallholder farmers in our members’ supply chains. We help them meet internationally recognised social and environmental standards. We provide training on issues that many producers struggle with, e.g. factory health and safety, safe use of agrochemicals, human resource management, and environmental management.
We also run projects that tackle sensitive, complex, and deep-rooted issues that cannot be addressed sufficiently well through auditing and certification. These include: reducing harassment and discrimination of female workers/minority groups in the work place; improving the lives of young people in tea communities and reducing exploitation; improving living conditions and nutrition on tea estates; working towards living wage and benefits, and increasing climate change resilience.
Ultimately our work improves tea sustainability, the lives and livelihoods of tea workers and farmers, and the environment in which tea is produced.