Colombo, December 1 (Lanka Business Online ): The Sri Lankan tea company Eswaran Brothers Exports has won the Gold Award for environmental best practices at London’s Green Apple Environment Awards, ranking alongside companies like IKEA and Toshiba for its commitment to preserving the environment in this era of climate change.
“It’s an honor to be recognized for the work that we are doing with the environment. Six years ago, we set out to be the most sustainable tea company in the world, and we want to ensure that we keep striving towards this goal,” Chairman of Eswaran Brothers, D. Eassuwaren told LBO.
The Green Apple Awards are given by the “Green Organization”, a non-profit body committed to promoting environmental best practices, and is supported by the Environment Agency, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the Chartered Institution for Wastes Management and other independent bodies.
Competing against more than 500 other nominations, the company was presented their trophy and certificate at a ceremony in the Houses of Parliament, London held on 11th of November.
In 2010, Eswaran Brothers became the world’s first CarbonNeutral Tea Company by offsetting the carbon footprint of their operations and having conducted the island’s first Organizational & Product Water Footprint Assessment. They were also the first in the world to introduce a certified carbon negative tea product. The company will be featured in The Green Book, the international reference on environmental best practice, LBO