• TEAM UP 2015 is CarbonNeutral® Certified

    Posted by Jon Copping on 01/06/2015

    We’re delighted to announce that TEAM UP 2015 is CarbonNeutral® certified. Leading tea and coffee company, Mother Parkers is supporting the event through working with The CarbonNeutral Company to measure and offset the carbon emissions associated with TEAM UP 2015.  The chosen environmental project provides clean drinking water to small rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa. By repairing existing  boreholes and  READ MORE

  • Parliamentary Roundtable Explores Ways to Empower Smallholder Farming Communities

    Posted by Jon Copping on 25/03/2015

    On Tuesday 24th March, Sarah Roberts, Executive Director, ETP, was invited to the House of Lords to provide evidence to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Agriculture and Food for Development’s inquiry into Smallholder Agribusiness Developments.  The session focused on how corporate buyers can play a positive role in smallholder transformation and covered a range of issues including: How can businesses READ MORE

  • ETP Welcomes PekoeTea

    Posted by Jon Copping on

    We’re pleased to announce that Edinburgh-based tea company PekoeTea has joined the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP). The company was established by Lynn and Jon Cooper in 2006 and now has two shops. PekoeTea prides itself on trading ethically and focuses on working with smaller companies and tea estates from all over the world. Boasting one of the best ranges of READ MORE

  • Celebrating International Women’s Day

    Posted by Jon Copping on 08/03/2015

    Since it’s International Women’s Day today it felt right to provide an update on how ETP is promoting gender equality and tackling issues of harassment and discrimination in Kenya. The theme of this year’s event is ‘Make it Happen’, and that’s what our Kenyan team have been doing over the past few years. Harassment and discrimination are two issues covered READ MORE

  • Newly Launched Green Tea Company Joins ETP

    Posted by Jon Copping on 17/02/2015

    We’re pleased to announce that Tg Green Teas has joined the Ethical Tea Partnership. The company, which was recently launched by co-founders Dr Hua He (a medical doctor and Chinese) and Sophia Nadur (a former global marketer & innovator at leading FMCG companies), offers high quality green in three flavours: Green tea Green tea with Ginger & Lemon Green tea READ MORE

  • ETP and UNICEF partnership supports thousands of children living in Assam

    Posted by Jon Copping on 25/09/2014

    Today the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) and UNICEF launched a ground-breaking partnership that will improve the lives of tens of thousands of children from tea communities in Assam and help reduce their vulnerability to trafficking and exploitation. The three-year programme, which is supported and funded by IDH the Sustainable Trade Initiative; ETP members, Tesco, OTG (Meßmer), TGB (Tetley, Tata Tea), READ MORE

  • Education Key to Tackling Health and Safety, Sri Lanka

    Posted by Jon Copping on 05/08/2014

    Monday 28 July was a great day for the Sri Lankan tea industry as a new year of recruits officially enrolled onto the Higher Diploma Course in Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) at the Head Quarters of NIOSH (National Institute of Safety and Health). The Diploma, now in its third year, is a professional course designed specifically for the Sri READ MORE

  • ETP Welcomes Wollenhaupt Tea Trading Division

    Posted by Jon Copping on 02/07/2014

    We’re pleased to announce that Wollenhaupt Tea Trading Division is the latest tea company from Germany to join the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP). The company was set up in Hamburg in 1881 by the Wollenhaupt brothers August and Hermann. Today another pair of brothers, Dirk and Jörg Wollenhaupt, manages the company. They too are committed to the traditional principles underlying READ MORE