Innovation Forum

Tea sector’s blend of supply chain challenges

Friday 22 April  2022

The Ethical Tea Partnership's (ETP) Executive Director Jenny Costelloe joined Innovation Forum's weekly podcast, and discussed the key environmental and social challenges in tea. Click here to listen to the episode.

Jenny also outlined the limitations of the traditional tea plantation model, and explored the risks associated with smallholder farmers becoming the main suppliers in the sector - not least farmers' incomes.

The interview follows Jenny speaking at the Innovation Forum's Responsible Sourcing & Ethical Trade Forum earlier this month, where she discussed the improvements that the tea industry can make in terms of supply chain transparency, and how disclosure and accountability can build trust.

Click here to read more about our response to tea transparency, and read more about ETP's Strategy2030 here.