Mr. and Mrs. Sudhaharan of Eswaran Brothers receiving the Green Apple Award
Winning the GOLD Award for Environmental Best Practices at London’s Green Apple Environment Award ceremony, Sri Lanka's most sustainable tea company Eswaran Brothers Exports was ranked alongside the likes of global giants IKEA and Toshiba for its commitment to the environment.
Competing against more than 500 other prestigious nominations the company was presented with their trophy and certificate at a glittering presentation ceremony in the Houses of Parliament, London held on the 11th of November. As a result of this success, they have been invited to have their winning paper published in The Green Book, the leading international work of reference on environmental best practice, so that others around the world can follow their example and learn from their achievement.
With this achievement under their belt, Eswaran Brothers Exports have now been invited to represent Sri Lanka at the European Business Awards for the Environment.
Accepting the award, Chairman of Eswaran Brothers, D. Eassuwaren remarked, "It's an honour to be recognised 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."
The Green Apple Awards is hosted by the Green organisation - a non profit committed to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practices around the world, and are supported by the Environment Agency, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the Chartered Institution for Wastes Management and other independent bodies.
This certification adds to the growing list of milestones in the field of Environmental Sustainability for Eswaran Brothers. In 2010, they became the World’s first CarbonNeutral® Tea Company by entirely offsetting the Carbon Footprint of their operations and also conducted Sri Lanka’s FIRST Organisational & Product Water Footprint Assessment. They were also the first in the world to introduce a certified carbon negative tea product.