Ethical Trade

 

We are and always will be committed to sourcing our products ethically and sustainably. We work with partners across the world to monitor our supply chains to trace our products back to their source, to understand the challenges the industry faces and collaborate on projects across the globe.

Over the years we have developed good, strong relationships with a core group of tea producers, mainly in India and Africa. We keep in touch regularly and visit whenever we can - ensuring we listen, learn and work together, with our industry partners, to support growers and care for tea from bush to bag. We recognise that sharing our tea suppliers with you is important for confidence and transparency. As such, we publish our supply base on our website. You can view it by clicking here

What we do... 

Monitor supply chains

We care about where our products come from and are transparent with them. Our Sourcing Assurance & Sustainability Manager works closely with industry stakeholders to monitor our global supply chains.

 

Visit tea and coffee farms

We keep in touch with our suppliers and visit them regularly to listen and see conditions first hand, to help understand and overcome challenges faced.

 

Work collaboratively

We work in partnership with charities, not-for-profit organisations and industry stakeholders to improve the lives of workers, farmers and communities both near and far.

 

Ethical Tea Partnership

We’re active members of The Ethical Tea partnership. Together, with 50 other organisations, we aim to create a fairer, more sustainable tea industry for workers, farmers and the environment. By buying Ringtons, you're supporting tea communities and farmers across Africa and Asia through our partnership with ETP.


Go to the ETP webite

World Coffee Research

World Coffee Research aims to grow, protect, and enhance supplies of quality coffee around the world while improving the livelihoods of the families who produce it. We're part of the check-off programme, which means for every 1kg of coffee we buy, 1p is donated to World Coffee Research.


Head to the WCR website

 A Q&A with Charlotte

Charlotte's our Sourcing Assurance & Sustainability Manager here at Ringtons. We spoke to her about her fascinating role… "People are often surprised how much goes into a Ringtons cup of tea!"


Read the Q&A

Sadie's travel diaries

Sadie is our green coffee buyer... "Getting to know people behind the scenes and witness all the hard work that goes into growing and producing coffee that ultimately ends up in your cup is fascinating."


Read Sadie's Brazil diary

How it works

Leaf Lock is unique to Ringtons and ensures the flavour is sealed in before the tea leaves the country where it's picked and processed. It's your reassurance that the tea you're drinking is the best in the world, making it noticeably nicer.

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