• Response to media reports on child trafficking in India – 01/03/14

    Posted by etpnews on 05/03/2014

    Sunday’s report in the Observer and the accompanying pieces in the Guardian and Mirror about child trafficking in India highlight an important issue.

    These stories of child trafficking are harrowing and raise important concerns about poverty and conditions in rural districts across India, including tea growing areas.

    The Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) exists to improve the lives of tea workers

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  • Mabroc Joins ETP

    Posted by Jon Copping on 18/02/2014

    We’re pleased to confirm that Mabroc Teas has joined the Ethical Tea Partnership. Mabroc is ETP’s 30th member and the first brand from a tea-producing region to join the Partnership. Based in Sri Lanka, the company has been exporting great quality Ceylon tea for more than two decades, and in 2006 Mabroc launched their Ethical Tea brand.

    Mabroc is

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  • J.T. Ronnefeldt joins ETP

    Posted by Jon Copping on 02/12/2013

    One of Germany’s oldest tea companies, J.T. Ronnefeldt, has taken a positive step and joined the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP). The company, which was founded in Frankfurt 190 years ago by Johann Tobias Ronnefeldt, specialises in the trade and sale of high-quality teas.

    Ronnefeldt teas are produced exclusively using orthodox methods in order to meet the quality standards of the

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  • ‘Future in a Cup’ helping improve tea sustainability, Sri Lanka

    Posted by Jon Copping on 21/11/2013

    In Colombo yesterday the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP), CARE Sri Lanka, and World University Services of Canada (WUSC)  jointly hosted ‘Future in a Cup’, a forum to discuss issues affecting the tea industry in Sri Lanka. ‘Future in a Cup’ welcomed key players from the Sri Lankan tea industry including Plantation Companies, Tea Estate Managers, and Trade Unionists as well

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  • Save the Date: Tuesday 17th June 2014

    Posted by Jon Copping on 05/09/2013

    ETP and IDH will be co-hosting TEAM UP 2014 – the unmissable tea and sustainability event on Tuesday 17th June 2014. For further information watch this space.

    Key learnings and insight from this year’s event are captured in the

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  • Good practice: Taking a ‘leaf’ from Kenya

    Posted by Jon Copping on 03/09/2013

    This week twenty professionals from the Sri Lankan tea industry are taking part in a study tour of Kenya to look at different approaches and learn about best practices in Kenyan tea production. WUSC, CARE, and Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) are responsible for organising the trip, which was first envisaged at the Industry in Transition workshop last year. During the

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  • Third German tea company joins ETP

    Posted by Jon Copping on 01/08/2013

    We’re pleased to announce that stick & lembke has joined the Ethical Tea Partnership making it three new German members in under a year. News of the announcement reflects the tea industry’s willingness to work collaboratively to tackle issues, and ETP’s growing presence in Continental Europe.

    Established in 2011, stick & lembke founders Thorsten Stick and Kai Lembke have decades

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  • Shining a light on wages in the tea industry

    Posted by Jon Copping on 02/05/2013

    A report has just been published. It is the result of a multi-stakeholder project led by the ETP and Oxfam with additional funding from IDH The Sustainable Trade Initiative and Unilever, and which has the support of the certification organisations Fairtrade International, Rainforest Alliance and UTZ Certified.

    The report assesses the pay and benefits of workers on tea plantations in

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