Ethical Tea Partnership
The Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) is a not for profit organisation that convenes the tea industry, development partners, NGOs and governments to improve the lives of tea workers, farmers and the environment in which they live and work. Their priority is to work on long-term programmes to tackle the deep-rooted issues and some of the most complex challenges that tea workers and communities are facing.
They are supported through a mix of international funding from the public and private sector, including their members. They are uniquely placed to bring the right partnerships together, enabling them to go further, faster in their mission.
Their expert team develops, coordinates and implements a range of programmes across Africa and Asia with partners to create a fairer, more sustainable tea industry for tea workers, farmers and the environment.
The Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) is a not for profit organisation that convenes the tea industry, development partners, NGOs and governments to improve the lives of tea workers, farmers and the environment in which they live and work.
A CarbonNeutral Ethical Tea Partnership
ETP has committed to going CarbonNeutral® in accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol. They’ve measured their emissions and will be reducing them wherever possible. Where they can’t, they will finance programmes that reduce emissions and bring wider benefits to tea-farming communities.
Working with Natural Capital Partners and United Purpose, they will purchase carbon credits to deliver the emissions reductions that make ETP CarbonNeutral.
Carbon credits will be issued based on the volumes of carbon emissions which are reduced by the cookstove programme. Through the programme, stoves are produced which are more efficient than the traditional fires and cookstoves used by many households. This means that farmers are spending less money on fuel for cooking and have improved health as the stoves produce fewer particulates. Emissions caused by cooking are reduced thanks to the decreased need for fuelwood from forests. It’s these carbon emission reductions that are measured and verified to make ETP carbon neutralSee more