We use the below framework to measure and judge the sustainable nature of a producer on Eteakol. This UN defined framework allows buyers across the world to have a complete transparency and a consistent benchmark on the sustainable nature of their supply chain even when an expensive organic certification might not be available.

Supplier compliance
Yes / No
ABOVE average paid wage to workers
Access to basic services - insurance, worker contract, bonus, lunch/dinner
Children of labourer working in the tea gardens must complete free,
equitable and quality primary and secondary education
Special education bonus or support for children of workers
Provide a safe working place for girls and women
End all forms of discriminations against girls and women
Provide equal pay for girls and women
Protect girls and women working in the gardens against violence and sexual abuse
Provide access to clean and safe water to consume
Provide access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all
Improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimising release of hazardous chemicals and materials
Decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities and equal pay for work of equal value
Provide effective measures to eradicate forced labour, modern slavery
and elimination of the worst forms of child labour
Provide secure working environments for all workers especially women and children
i. Ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services for workers living in the tea gardens

ii. Social Welfare Programs

iii. Women led
Reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse
Reduce the release to air, water and soil of chemicals
Ensure that tea garden workers have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature
Prevent and significantly reduce water pollution from land-based activities - no chemical for cultivation
Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial
and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services
Promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests
Combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil - No Chemicals
Reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity
Prevent the introduction and significantly reduce the impact of invasive alien species on land and water ecosystems