We strive to produce teas of consistent high quality at EPM reflecting market demand and our Company values. Quality has been achieved over the years by retaining outstanding people in the business who have applied sustainable production and harvesting techniques, ensuring employees are well treated and long-term capital investment. The table of certifications below is a reflection of our achievements.


Rainforest Alliance
(All our Garden Marks are Rainforest Alliance Certified)

All our estates and factories have socio-environmental management systems and processes covering ecosystem conservation, wildlife protection, fair treatment and good working conditions for employees, integrated waste management and good community relations.


UTZ Certification
(Garden Marks included are Lauderdale and Esperanza)

Certified factories have established food safety management systems to handle tea from field to dispatch ensuring the product is fit for human consumption. Systems are in place to ensure traceability from farm to warehouse.


FAIRTRADE (Processor and Exporter)
We guarantee that our suppliers do not use child or slave labor, employees are paid a fair living wage, employment opportunities are available to all employees and everyone has an opportunity for advancement. Healthy working and living conditions are provided for employees and we are open to public accountability. We also assure environmentally sustainable production and harvest practices, encouraging a stable market and a healthy Earth.


Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP)
As an ETP participant, we operate a business that is socially just and environmentally sustainable.