Finlay’s Estates in Passara, Uva Province has earned The Rainforest Alliance certification for sustainable production, becoming the first company in Sri Lanka to be awarded this independent and transparent accreditation, according to the company.
Commenting on this achievement, Finlays Chairman Naresh Ratwatte stated, “This is an inspiring moment not only to Finlays, but to the entire tea industry in Sri Lanka. This accreditation could serve as a catalyst for other companies to emulate what we have done. And it could not have come at a better time – just as the entire world is celebrating Biodiversity Day and Environment Day”.
The Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land use practices, business practices and consumer behaviour. The Rain Forest Alliance certification indicates compliance with strict guidelines to protect the environment, wildlife, workers and local communities and requires a comprehensive process to achieve certification status.