Governance

The trustea program is governed by multi-stakeholder trustea Sustainable Tea Council representing the tea industry in India. The Council acts as the representative organ for leading the multi stakeholder program to improve the Sustainability of the Indian tea industry through the voluntary adoption of the trustea code. Currently the Council has the following representation:

Name Organisation Category
Mr. AL RM Nagappan/ Mr. Prashant Bhansali/ Mr. C. Shreedharan United Planters’ Association of Southern India (UPASI) Tea Producers and Manufacturers
Ms. Anju Pandey UN Women Not for profit Organization/ Civil Society
Mr. Arijit Raha Indian Tea Association (ITA) Producers
Mr. Ashish Gupta Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) Tea Packers & Buyers
Mr. Bijoy Gopal Chakraborty Confederation of Indian Small Tea Growers’ Associations (CISTA) Producers
Mr. Gautam Beria Assam Bought Leaf Tea Manufacturers’ Association (ABLTMA) Bought Leaf Factory
Mr. Jagjeet Kandal Tata Consumer Products Limited (TCPL) Tea Packers & Buyers
Mr. Joydeep Phukan Tea Research Association (TRA) Research/ Academia
Mr. Pramit Chanda IDH – the Sustainable Trade Initiative Not for profit Organization/ Civil Society
Mr. Prashant Bhansali United Planters’ Association of Southern India (UPASI) Producers
Mr. Rahul Devi Gujarat Tea Processors and Packers Limited (GTTP) Tea Packers & Buyers
Mr. Rajesh Bhuyan trustea Sustainable Tea Foundation Ex-officio member
Mr. Vikram Singh Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) Not for profit Organization/ Civil Society