• Gracious Mnjengezulu employed by the ETP, RA & Utz

    Posted by Jon Copping on 05/03/2013

    The Ethical Tea Partnership is pleased to announce the appointment of Gracious Mnjengezulu as Country Manager for Malawi. Gracious is jointly employed by the ETP, Rainforest Alliance and Utz, and will be responsible for helping both smallholder tea farmers and estates improve their performance against international social and environmental standards. As part of the role Gracious will also be responsible READ MORE

  • The unmissable tea and sustainability event

    Posted by Jon Copping on 04/03/2013

    The ETP and IDH The Sustainable Trade Initiative are hosting TEAM UP 2013 – the unmissable event for tea and sustainability in London Tuesday 18 June. Building on the success of last year’s ETP summer event, which was open to ETP’s partner organisations for the first time, TEAM UP 2013 will welcome key players from the tea industry including producers, READ MORE

  • Shaping the future of the tea industry

    Posted by Jon Copping on 28/01/2013

    The Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) is part of coalition of organisations steering the development of a set of scenarios of the tea sector in 2030, which aim to catalyse creative thinking and new partnerships that can accelerate a more sustainable tea sector. The Tea 2030 project is being co-ordinated by the sustainability non-profit organisation Forum for the Future and, as READ MORE

  • An Industry in Transition: The Future of the Plantation Community, Sri Lanka

    Posted by Jon Copping on 28/11/2012

    Today in Colombo, Sri Lanka, various stakeholders and key representatives from the tea industry have come together to share the vision of the future of the sector and the challenges it faces.  ETP, CARE Sri Lanka, and World University Services Canada (WUSC) have provided the platform for the discussions that will be facilitated by the Centre for Poverty Analysis (CEPA). READ MORE

  • Second German tea company joins the ETP

    Posted by Jon Copping on 22/11/2012

    The Ethical Tea Partnership’s German membership continues to expand: in October, Hamburg based tea importers interTee joined the organisation, bringing the ETP’s membership to twenty-six. Intertee was established in 1967 to import tea into the German market, and in the following years it gained a reputation for it’s innovative blends and teas with real fruit pieces. Holger Sturm took over READ MORE

  • Sri Lankan tea industry welcomes increased health and safety capacity

    Posted by Jon Copping on 06/11/2012

    The first year of the partnership between the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP), World University Service of Canada (WUSC), and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Ministry of Labour, to embed good health and safety practice in tea plantations recently came to fruition. At the end of October 18 tea estate personnel graduated from the Advanced READ MORE

  • C&C and the ETP are committed to learning from each other

    Posted by Jon Copping on 18/10/2012

    Coffee & Climate (C&C) and the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) have two things in common: they are development partnerships with the private sector and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), and are committed to ameliorating the challenges that come along with climate change within their respective commodity sectors. Both C&C and ETP recognize the urgency of taking action.  Forecasted READ MORE

  • Ringtons Tea & Coffee joins the ETP

    Posted by Jon Copping on 24/09/2012

    Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) welcomes Ringtons as the latest tea company to join the industry-wide tea sustainability programme. Founded in 1907 by Samuel Smith, Ringtons remains a family business today and is renowned for its expertise in tea blending and packing. This Great British tea company proudly continues to blend and pack 100% of its tea in the UK and READ MORE