Rainforest Alliance

Tetley Tea, Rainforest Alliance Certified

Tetley wants to help create a sustainable global tea industry and we believe that working closely with organisations such as Rainforest Alliance is one effective way of achieving this.

The Rainforest Alliance is an international not-for-profit conservation organisation that works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behaviour. As part of their operations, they run an independent third-party certification program for agriculture - the Rainforest Alliance CertfiedTM seal - that provides a sustainable sourcing guarantee for Tetley, our customers and consumers.

Tetley has committed to sourcing 100% of its tea sold around the world from Rainforest Alliance CertifiedTM farms by 2016. We are making good progress against this goal, and will have further updates before the end of this year as to status of our tea sold in Australia.

Tetley also remains an active member of the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP). The ETP is working with Rainforest Alliance to help tea estates achieve Rainforest Alliance certification and this will facilitate the launch of Tetley products carrying the Rainforest Alliance CertfiedTM seal.

At Tetley we are always working to make sure our tea improves the lives of the people who grow and pick it just as much as the people who drink it. It is only by respecting the environment and protecting the livelihoods of people working on the estates that we can be assured that our supply chains have a long term future. That's why we are working with the Rainforest Alliance and the Ethical Tea Partnership to improve the way the tea estates are managed for the benefit of the environment and the lives of the communities who grow it.

You can chat directly to some of our farmers taking part in the Rainforest Alliance certification programme via our Farmers First Hand facebook page www.facebook.com/TetleysFarmersfirsthand

You can find out more about the Rainforest Alliance by visiting their website www.rainforest-alliance.org