Social impact and third party auditing

We work alongside standards and certification organisations operating in the tea sector such as Rainforest Alliance, Fairtrade, Utz, and trustea, and have agreements in place with them to ensure that we do not duplicate their work. Where requested, our local teams work directly with producers to help them meet these standards. On sites that supply our members, but are not certified to Rainforest Alliance, Fairtrade, or Utz, we will organise an independent third party audit against the ETP Global Standard.

The social and labour provisions of the ETP Standard are based on the Ethical Trade Initiative base code, which covers the relevant International Labour Organisation (ILO) core conventions.

Social Provisions

Environmental Provisions

  • Freely Chosen Employment
  • Freedom of Association and the Right to Collective Bargaining
  • Health and Safety
  • Child Labour
  • Wages and Benefits
  • Working Hours
  • Discrimination
  • Regular Employment
  • Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Agrochemicals
  • Soil Conservation
  • Ecosystem Conservation
  • Water Conservation
  • Energy Use
  • Waste Management

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