It’s been over 20 years since we started working with the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP). We were founding members back in 1997, and our work with them stretches across many different projects and regions.
Through the ETP we’ve been able to partner with our suppliers and other tea companies to champion and support initiatives responding to the major social and environmental challenges facing the tea industry. With the ETP, we’ve worked on projects to empower workers in Assam, helped to close the living wage gap in Malawi, developed farmer livelihood programmes in Rwanda and looked at workers’ rights issues in Kenya.
Simon Hotchkin, our Head of Sustainable Development, is also a board member of the ETP and chairs working groups throughout the year.