The Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior.
They promote standards for sustainability that conserve wildlife and wetlands and ensure the well being of workers and their communities. Farms and agricultural enterprises that meet and continuously comply with their comprehensive criteria earn the right to use the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal.
The Trustea code encompasses all aspects of tea production and seeks to embrace sustainability principles to boost productivity, maintain safety standards to improve quality compliance, and inclusion of small farmers in the mainstream.
Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) is a process control system designed to identify and prevent microbial and other hazards in food production. It includes steps designed to prevent problems before they occur and to correct deviations as soon as they are detected. Thus, all risks that might negatively affect the safety of our employees and quality of our product and ultimately the health of our customers are strictly controlled.
The Ethical Tea Partnership was formed in 1997 when UK tea packers took the decision to work together to monitor and assure their own supply chains. The ETP works with producers to ensure ethical practices are carried out throughout the supply chain and provides support to tackle social and environmental issues at scale.
ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world’s largest developer and publisher of International Standards.
ISO 9001:2008 sets out the criteria for a quality management system. The standard is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement.
ISO 22000:2005 is a food safety management standard.
‘Maximum Residue Level’ (MRLs) is an international standard indicating the permissible level of residues being found in most edible agro products and predominantly found from usage of pesticide/insecticide/weedicide etc. TJTL’s own policies related to these inputs comply with the “Directives of the European Commission” of the European Union as well as the MRLs requirements of other countries such as Japan and the USA. To ensure acceptability/compliance of these guidelines, our teas are regularly tested at NABL accredited laboratories in India as well as reputed laboratories in Germany.