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Talawakelle Tea Estates honoured for fourth consecutive year at Presidential Environmental Awards 2017

January, 11, 2018

Hayleys PLC-owned Talawakelle Tea Estates PLC (TTEL) continued its winning streak at the prestigious Presidential Environmental Awards, after the plantation company won four awards for their continued contribution towards promoting green practices and environmental sustainability.

At the 2017 awards ceremony, the tea factory at Holyrood Estate clinched a Silver award while Deniyaya Estate won a Bronze award. Mattakelle Estate and Bearwell Estate were honoured with merit awards for showcasing top-level environmental sustainability practices in the tea industry. TTEL won these awards in recognition of its exceptional contribution towards driving organizational performance through sound environmental and green Management practices and their HRM strategy extended not only for 7500 direct work force but also for entire plantation community of 50000.

Organized by the Central Environmental Authority (CEA), the Presidential Environmental Awards is organized to appreciate the eagerness of industries, service sector organisations and individuals towards environmental conservation and protection while sustaining their active involvement in the long run for a clean and green Sri Lanka. The awards ceremony held on 16th October 2017 at BMICH under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena.

“As a leader in the local tea industry, Talawakelle Tea Estates hold a greater responsibility in fostering green practices and work towards the common goal of making a clean and green Sri Lanka for the generations to come, through our innovative manufacturing processes and strategic environmental sustainability practices,” said the Managing Director of Hayleys Plantations Sector, Roshan Rajadurai.

“Continuing to steal the show for the fourth consecutive year at this prestigious awards ceremony is a great testament to all the industry-recognized green practices we follow at our tea estates. The four awards we received at Presidential Environmental Awards 2017 also recognize the effectiveness, consistency in implementation and the continual improvement of the systems implemented on our estates. I wish to thank our management and valued team of employees for their unwavering commitment to setting new environmental sustainability benchmarks for the Sri Lankan tea industry,” Roshan Rajadurai further stated.

Talawakelle Tea Estates PLC is a member of Hayleys Plantations sector which produces high quality teas from our 16 tea gardens, situated amongst the best tea lands in the country. Their ‘quality culture’ which is underpinned by internationally acknowledged certifications and accreditations; ISO 22000, Rainforest Alliance, Ethical Tea Partnership and UTZ, are awards for their upgraded and well equipped processing facilities managed by well-trained and motivated teams.

Been a member of Hayleys Plantations Sector, Talawakelle Tea Estates have won a number of accolades including the National HR Excellence Awards 2016, Asia-Pacific HRM Congress Awards in 2016 and 2017, Global HR excellence Awards in 2017 and South Asian Business Excellence Awards in 2017. In addition, they were the proud ’Gold award’ winner under excellence in environmental Sustainability in National Business Excellence Awards 2017.

Photo caption: Team members of Talawakelle Tea Estates PLC with their awards at the Presidential Environmental Awards 2017