• 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

  • The Bean Alliance (‘project t’) makes it 25 members for ETP

    Posted by Jon Copping on 02/07/2012

    Ethical Tea Partnership is delighted to introduce The Bean Alliance, the company behind the brand project t, as its first member from Australia. The Bean Alliance, which celebrated 30 years in 2011, has a history as a coffee roaster and will launch project t in August 2012. Their membership reflects ETP’s growing appeal for companies wishing to both understand and READ MORE

  • 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