Publications

ETP Strategy - the next 3 years (thumb)

ETP Strategy – the next 3 years

18th February 2014

Find out how the team at ETP will continue to drive change in tea supply chains over the next 3 years for the benefit of everyone associated with tea.

ETP Global Standard - May 2013

ETP Global Standard

13th January 2014

The ETP Global Standard outlines the international social and environmental criteria that producers are measured against. The social and labour provisions are based on the Ethical Trade Initiative base code which covers all relevant International Labour Organisation (ILO) core conventions.

Introducing the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP)

1st October 2013

In this issue we look at our work with Oxfam on wages, give an update on our Indonesian smallholder project with IDH, and highlight how our climate change programmes are developing in East Africa amongst other things.

Delivering change

Delivering Change

8th July 2013

A comprehensive guide about how our work is improving the sustainability of tea production, the lives of tea workers, and the environment in which tea is produced.

Introducing Ethical Tea Partnership V2

Introducing Ethical Tea Partnership

5th July 2012

Find out how our projects, programmes and partnerships are improving the sustainability of tea supply chains.

Promoting fair work environments Kenya

Promoting fairer working environments, Kenya

30th May 2012

Harassment and discrimination are hard to identify and address through traditional monitoring and auditing. The case study describes ETP’s experience of rolling out ETI’s Supervisor Management Training programme to promote equal treatment in the workplace, and reduce discrimination and abusive behaviour in Kenyan factories.

Case study India

Instilling good practice: Strategic partnerships to build capacity, India

This case study outlines how ETP’s partnerships with expert organisations in India has enabled the roll-out of training on health and safety and environmental management, two key areas covered by the ETP Global Standard that many producers struggle with. It also highlights ETP’s work with the Nature Conservation Foundation aimed at resolving conflicts between workers and endangered Asian elephants on Assam tea estates.

Improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers, Indonesia

In Indonesia many smallholder farmers struggle to make a living from tea due to issues with leaf quality, low yields and inefficient organisational support. ETP’s three year partnership with IDH (the Dutch government funded Sustainable Trade Initiative) aims to address these issues, and to raise awareness of the social and environmental standards expected by western markets and certification programmes.

Case Study China

Supporting Chinese Producers

This case study provides an overview of ETP’s work in China, outlining how ETP has expanded it’s support programmes from factory health and safety, and the safe use of agrochemical training, through to initiatives that are improving employment and HR practices.

Case study climate change Kenya

Securing tea supply and livelihoods: Adapting to climate change, Kenya

Over the coming decades climate change will affect where and how tea is grown. In Kenya smallholders are particularly vulnerable, and for this reason, ETP and GIZ (the German Development Agency) have developed a three-year partnership to assist 50,000 farmers to adapt.

The case study outlines how climate change will affect the suitability for growing tea in various regions of Kenya, and explores how collaboration between organisations and the building of adaption capacity will increase smallholder resilience to such changes.

Case study Helping at the heart of tea communities Sri Lanka

Helping at the heart of tea communities, Sri Lanka

3rd February 2012

An overview of the positive developments that Community Development Forums (CDFs) have made on 13 ETP monitored estates.

Ethical Tea Partnership Overview

7th July 2011

Find out more about Ethical Tea Partnership, what we do and some of our latest sustainability projects.

Enabling change

Enabling change across the tea sector

9th May 2011

An overview of some of ETP’s social and environmental projects that are improving the sustainability of the tea industry. ..