Position paper: Zero deforestation

Our paper outlines our global position on zero deforestation, the challenges, and our approach.

Forests are essential in mitigating climate change as they absorb and store carbon dioxide. Forests also support local communities and livelihoods, preserve biodiversity, and have important environmental functions such as regulating rainfall patterns and preventing soil erosion.

In our Strategy2030, we committed ourselves to working towards a tea sector which does not contribute to deforestation. Our aim is to support the tea industry in minimising its impact on natural forests and making progress towards eliminating all deforestation linked to tea production.

This paper outlines ETP’s position on deforestation in the tea industry.

Find out more about some of the challenges related to deforestation in tea, and our approach to catalysing change.