Director, Tea Buying & Blending, Tata Global Beverages Limited
Tata Global Beverages has had an active agenda on the sustainable sourcing of raw teas for many years. Our aim is to ensure that we source our teas from producers who meet good social and environmental standards, from across the world. We began working with Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP), as one of the founding members in 1997, to help achieve this. We are committed to sourcing 100% from Rainforest Alliance Certiﬁed™ farms for all our Tetley-branded teas in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Canada, America and Australia regions by 2016, and are on-track to achieve this, with inclusion rates of 50% or more certified content in many blends. We are also the founding members of the Trustea initiative in India, a multi-stakeholder initiative led by the Tea Board of India, to sustainably transform the Indian tea industry.