Membership

Help change the tea sector for the better by becoming an ETP member. We will give you the support, insights, and connections you need to achieve your organisation’s sustainability and supply chain goals.

Membership
The issues in the tea sector are complex and cannot be addressed by one stakeholder alone.
ETP members gain unrivalled access to our global and on-the-ground regional contacts and tap into a sector-wide network that is co-developing ways to address tea’s issues. We champion our members’ outstanding work and initiative involvement, sharing it industry-wide and beyond.
Membership benefits

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Membership types

Friend of ETP

Friends of ETP support us in our mission and pay a fixed annual fee to access basic benefits. This category is only open to companies that operate with less than 175,000kg of Camellia sinensis per year.

ETP affiliate

ETP affiliates pay a fixed annual fee for an increased level of benefits. They are invited to participate in retailer-specific dialogues.

ETP member

ETP members have access to full membership benefits. They are involved in initiatives that directly address their supply chain priorities and have influence over the scope and locations of our work.

ETP membership

Find out more about our membership criteria, benefits and fees, and which option is best for your organisation.

Friend of ETP

ETP Affiliate

ETP Member

Any company that packs, trades, or retails tea
This category is only open to companies that operate with less than 175,000kg of tea per year.
B2C retailers selling more than their own brand(s) of tea.

Our Membership Global Rules outline our current membership criteria for ETP Members. These are under review by the ETP Board in consultation with ETP’s current members, and a new set of criteria will be confirmed in 2024. 

Currently, the ETP Board has agreed the following exemptions to our Global Rules for all ETP membership categories: 

  • ETP membership is open to companies based in any country that is not listed in the UK government’s sanctions list. 
  • Whilst ETP encourages purchasing certified tea where possible, we do not require all sites within our members’ supply chains to be certified. Instead: 
    • All ETP membership categories must provide a full list of all the sites where they purchase Camellia sinensis 
    • All ETP membership categories are required to publish a CEO-endorsed statement explaining how they are working with their suppliers to uphold the best social and economic practices.

Friend of ETP

ETP Affiliate  

ETP Member 

Access to our policy briefs, factsheets, publications, exclusive and confidential primary research, and our members-only monthly newsletter. 
Logo use
Website only
Website, social media, and point of sale
On-pack, website, social media, and point of sale
Recognition on website, Annual Report, events, and our papers
Plus specific mentions on social media
Discounted or free ticket(s) at paid events. 
25% discount
50% discount
Free tickets
Bi-annual retailers’ forum
One-to-one consultations with ETP’s expert team
Access to working groups
Appoint one company representative
Appoint one company representative
Appoint up to two company representative
Digital communications toolkits
One per year
Two per year
At least four per year
Annual members’ pack
Receive quarterly membership certificates
Confidential Mid-Term Report annually
Report on ETP initiatives in your supply chain
Media and crisis communications support
Basic level
Basic level
Advanced level
Programme support
Access to regional teams during visits

Friend of ETP

£3,000 per year

ETP Affiliate

£25,000 per year

ETP Member

£7,500 – 400,000 per year based on annual volumes of Camellia sinensis packed, sourced, or imported

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