The certifications obtained by KDHP to give us a distinctive competitive advantage to further strengthen our position in the industry are as follows:
Rainforest Alliance: The Rainforest Alliance is an NGO working to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior. KDHP has brought its entire tea plantation operations under Rainforest Alliance certification. The certification would enable us to widen the reach of our products, and at the same time bring about real and positive change on the ground. Moreover, most of the principles advocated under the code of Sustainable Agriculture Network are those that KDHP has been abiding to since its inception.
Fairtrade: Chundavurrai Estate has been certified by Fairtrade since 2009. Fairtrade is an organized social movement that aims to help producers in developing countries to make better trading conditions and promote sustainability. Tea sold through Fair Trade channels become eligible for premium money which generates funds for welfare projects which go beyond statutory mandates.
Ethical Tea Partnership: KDHP continues to be partners with Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP), an international non-commercial alliance of tea packers with a vision to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable global tea sector.
Organic: Kundale Divisions covering 252 Ha has been certified by IMO for organic cultivation, and Chittavurrai Factory for organic production, since 1999. Organic tea is available in KDHP's extensive product line to meet the increasing customer awareness and expectations on organic products.
ISO 22000: All the 7 Orthodox factories of KDHP have been certified to meet ISO 22000 standards, an internationally acclaimed quality certification in food safety.