• Ostfriesische Tee Gesellschaft, Germany’s leading tea producer, joins ETP

    Posted by Jon Copping on 25/06/2012

    In a positive move for the sustainability of the tea sector, Ostfriesische Tee Gesellschaft (OTG) is the first German tea company to join Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) boosting ETP’s membership base in continental Europe. OTG were established in 1907 and today they specialise in both branded and private label tea products, and are one of the leading tea companies in READ MORE

  • Regional Manager for Malawi increases ETP’s presence in East Africa

    Posted by Jon Copping on 30/05/2012

    Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) is pleased to welcome Lee Ngirazie as Programme Manager for Malawi. In a ground-breaking move, Lee will be jointly employed by ETP, Rainforest Alliance and Solidaridad; a positive development that will strengthen the ties between key organisations working on tea and sustainability in Africa and increase the overall impact of their work. Lee’s responsibilities will cover READ MORE

  • New collaboration on climate change mitigation in the tea sector

    Posted by Jon Copping on 15/05/2012

    Ethical Tea Partnership is pleased to announce the expansion of our climate change activities in Africa. In a new piece of work commissioned by the International Trade Centre (ITC), a joint organization of the United Nations and the World Trade Organization, ETP will be teaming up with Rainforest Alliance and the Fairtrade Labelling Organisation to develop resources to support Kenyan READ MORE

  • Experienced ethical supply manager joins ETP (China)

    Posted by Jon Copping on 04/05/2012

    Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) is pleased to welcome John Qin as Regional Manager for China. John will continue the successful work of his predecessor Hubert Chen providing strategic direction to ETP in China and ensuring that ETP’s programmes are developed in the best possible way for the Chinese context.  He will also implement project activities, working with partner organisations where READ MORE

  • Burundi tea growers learn about certification

    Posted by Jon Copping on 16/11/2011

    Burundi is a country which produces quality tea but where there is little experience of meeting international standards. ETP has often found that producer to producer learning can be one of the most effective ways of demystifying the requirements of international standards and building commitment to take the very practical steps required. ETP therefore organised a trip for key Burundian READ MORE

  • ETP appoint Ian Midgley as New ETP Chairman

    Posted by Jon Copping on 31/10/2011

    After a rigorous selection process, Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) is pleased to announce Ian Midgley as the new Chairman, following Norman Kelly’s retirement. Previously Ian worked for Unilever for over thirty years, and held a series of senior operations roles. In 2005 he was appointed the company’s first Chief Supply Chain Officer. As well as chairing the Unilever Sustainable Agricultural READ MORE

  • New members welcomed and strategy discussed at ETP AGM

    Posted by Jon Copping on 01/07/2011

    London. On June 7th & 8th the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) held a two day meeting for member companies from Europe, N. America and Australasia. The annual strategic event gave delegates the chance to discuss the progress that has been made over the past year, assess trends in the tea sector and their potential impact on its sustainability, and influence READ MORE

  • Kenyan tea sector focuses on challenges of climate change

    Posted by Jon Copping on 27/05/2011

    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. The meeting, hosted by the Tea Board of Kenya, provided the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) and the German Development Agency READ MORE