We're working along with other buyers to help improve conditions across the tea industry.
What We’re Doing Now
In the same way we approach responsible coffee sourcing, we are committed to a long-term strategy of ethical tea sourcing, which includes helping support farmers and their communities throughout our tea supply chain. We have been working with the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) since 2005 to collaborate with others in the tea industry, and to make sure that our tea is produced in a socially responsible way. In 2012, we strategically sourced from estates that are a part of ETP and subject to audit under ETP’s guidelines.
Our work with ETP is complemented by our support of the CHAI (Community Health and Advancement Initiative) project with Mercy Corps. In 2012 we celebrated the 10-year anniversary of CHAI. Since 2003 CHAI has directly impacted 75,000 people and their families in more than 200 farming communities in India and Guatemala.