We believe that only an industry that creates value for all its stakeholders will remain sustainable in the future. The tea industry employs around 13 million people worldwide. Many are smallholder farmers. Working in the tea industry provides a livelihood for them and their families.
To create value from crop to cup we work with our partners on increasing the volumes of certified tea such as Rainforest Alliance Certified ™ teas, UTZ and Fairtrade. We recognize though that certification is only a tool and not a goal in itself. Van Rees Group believes in practical initiatives and that an industry approach is needed to create real changes. For this reason we are very much committed to support such initiatives.
As a global tea supplier we have a responsibility to our own employees in our offices all around the world. The Van Rees Group is committed to the welfare of its global staff. Our group aims for the highest ethical and legal standards wherever we are present and actively supports good practice across the tea globe. All key staff sign up to an internal ‘code of ethics’.
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