ETP was founded by a coalition of tea companies with a shared concern to understand supply chain risks. Today, ETP is a global membership organisation catalysing long-term, systemic change, to benefit everybody who works in tea – especially people in tea-producing regions.
Our work addresses the key issues within economics, equality, and the environment. The issues in the tea sector are complex; they are caused by a multitude of factors and cannot be addressed by one stakeholder alone. We focus on:
- delivering locally-led projects, often in partnership with other organisations, that seek to involve communities and ensure their voices are heard;
- supporting the private sector to pioneer responsible business models; and
- engaging stakeholders to support policies that positively impact people in tea.
We believe that by listening to workers, farmers, and communities and working collectively we can realise our vision of a tea sector that is thriving, socially just, and environmentally sustainable.