Monitoring & Certification

Our monitoring programme has been running since 1997 and is free of charge to producers.  The  ETP Global Standard covers the key social and environmental issues associated with tea and helps producers to meet international standards.

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

Social 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 Provisions

  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Agrochemicals
  • Soil Conservation
  • Ecosystem Conservation
  • Water Conservation
  • Energy Use
  • Waste Management