How are the auditors selected under the program?

trustea, the Indian tea program, identifies and approves select audit firms to conduct the audits. The program will ensure that the cost of the audits is kept at optimum levels. The auditors will be chosen by the tea businesses themselves from the list of empanelled audit firms. The experienced Implementation Partner teams on the ground will provide support to the estates, smallholders and bought leaf factories in complying with the code, leading to a level of compliance which bring them to a state of readiness to be assessed by the third-party external audit firm.