Awards

The name KDHP is synonymous with quality. Proof of this is the fact that the company has bagged numerous awards at the prestigious Golden Leaf India Awards, Southern Tea Competition since its inception. Unrelenting quality consciousness in all the operations is the cornerstone of our success.
At Kanan Devan Hill Plantations Pvt. Ltd. we believe that caring for the environment, ecology and our communities are fundamental to our business and integral to our success. We, therefore, do our best to ensure that the environment we operate in is unharmed by our activities and the ecological balance of our biosphere is minimized. Our products & estates confirm multiple internationally recognized certification standards.

The Awards & Certifications obtained by KDHP to give us a distinctive competitive advantage to further strengthen our position in the industry.

Kerala State Pollution Controll Board Awards

Winner: KANAN DEVAN HILLS PLANTATIONS COMPANY (P) LIMITED

The Gundumallay Factory, received an award from the Pollution Control Board of Kerala, for its waste disposal measures in the year 2018.

Golden Leaf India Awards

Winner: KANAN DEVAN HILLS PLANTATIONS COMPANY (P) LIMITED

The Golden Leaf India awards, instituted by the UPASI, along with the Tea Board of India, is a competition for tea producers to showcase their quality teas every year. The competition since its inception 14 years back has helped to showcase the quality teas of various regions of South India all over the world.

KDHP has over the years won 44 awards in these competitions in the leaf and dust categories.

Golden Leaf

Ripple White Tea bagged the Silver Medal, in the Global Tea Championship 2019

Winner: KANAN DEVAN HILLS PLANTATIONS COMPANY (P) LIMITED

KDHP’s Ripple White Tea bagged the Silver Medal, in the Global Tea Championship 2019 Fall Hot Loose Leaf Tea Competition and was ranked No 1 in the Loose / White tea category held at Boulder, Colorado, USA.  This is an independent competition judged by industry professionals which helps establish standards of excellence in the tea industry.

Global Tea Championship 2019

Energy Conservation Award for Fleet Operators 2010 awarded by the Kerala Government

Winner: KANAN DEVAN HILLS PLANTATIONS COMPANY (P) LIMITED

Energy Conservation Award for Fleet Operators 2010 awarded by the Kerala Government

Energy Conservation Award for Energy Management Centre 2019 awarded by the Kerala State Electricity Board

KDHP won the Energy Conservation Award from Kerala State Electricity Board for its Energy Management Centre at the Vaghavurrai Factory in 2019.

Energy Conservation Award for Fleet Operators 2010 awarded by the Kerala Government

Great Place to Work

Winner: KANAN DEVAN HILLS PLANTATIONS COMPANY (P) LIMITED

KDHP participated in the Great Places to Work survey instituted by the Great Places to Work institute and partnered by Economic times of India in the year 2015. The survey assess a random sample of employees on factors like their trust on the company as well as an assessment of their feelings towards the company. KDHP ranked No 1 in Great Places to work for employee involvement and participation. The Company also ranked No 97 in top 100 Great Places to work for in India. 708 companies participated in the survey during the year.

Great Place to work

Certifications

The Organic Certification

Winner: KANAN DEVAN HILLS PLANTATIONS COMPANY (P) LIMITED

The USDA has established the standards, processes and enforcement procedures that govern the right to sell, label and represent products as organic. 122 hectares(approx. 300 acres) of our tea gardens are certified Fully Organic, under NPOP, NOP technical standards (USA) and USDA Organic by IMO Control Pvt. Ltd.

Above mentioned KDHP Plantations are USDA Organic Standards approved since the year 1998.

The Rainforest Alliance Certification

Winner: KANAN DEVAN HILLS PLANTATIONS COMPANY (P) LIMITED

The Rainforest Alliance is built on and encompasses all three pillars of sustainability—social, economic, and environmental.

The Standard is built on these important principles of sustainable farming:

Biodiversity conservation

Improved livelihoods and human well-being

Natural resource conservation

Effective planning and farm management systems

It sets standards for sustainability to conserve wildlife, wetlands & promote the well- being of workers & their communities.

KDHP plantations are Rainforest Alliance approved since the year 2013.

Trustea Certification

Winner: KANAN DEVAN HILLS PLANTATIONS COMPANY (P) LIMITED

Trustea is an Indian sustainability code and verification system for the tea sector at par with a world-class sustainability code of conduct.

The Code is working with smallholder tea growers, bought leaf factories, estates and packers to address some of the key challenges in the industry including working conditions, health and safety of workers, gender issues, water pollution, food safety, soil erosion and contamination.

KDHP Teas are Trustea approved since the year 2014.

Trustea Cetrifications

The Fair Trade Certification

Winner: KANAN DEVAN HILLS PLANTATIONS COMPANY (P) LIMITED

Fairtrade certification is a product certification system where social, economic and environmental aspects of production are certified against Fairtrade Standards for Producers and Traders.

Being Fairtrade certified shows that fairness runs right through our daily operations. It signifies the organisation meeting the social, economic and environmental standards set out by Fairtrade International, ensuring employee wellbeing, fair wages, safe living conditions and sustainable sourcing.

KDHP products are Fairtrade approved since the year 2009.

FSSAI and ISO 22000 -2005 Certification

Winner: KANAN DEVAN HILLS PLANTATIONS COMPANY (P) LIMITED

ISO 22000:2018 sets out the requirements for a food safety management system and can be certified to. It maps out what an organization needs to do to demonstrate its ability to control food safety hazards in order to ensure that food is safe for consumption.

FSSAI lays down science-based standards for articles of food, regulates the manufacture, storage, distribution, import and sale of food and facilitates the safety of food for final consumption

8 KDHP factories are FSSAI and ISO 22000 approved.

Elephant approved Certified Tea Garden

Winner: KANAN DEVAN HILLS PLANTATIONS COMPANY (P) LIMITED

When you see the Elephant Approved® label, you can be assured that the tea you are drinking has been grown by a tea garden that prioritizes elephant welfare and sustainable agriculture.

Elephant Approved® works with tea gardens that demonstrate high elephant activity in order to develop strategies to properly mitigate Human Elephant Conflict (HEC). Approved gardens practice outstanding and elephant-friendly methods of agricultural production through a certification program that verifies their adherence to a rigorous set of standards.

KDHP Gardens are Elephant Approved since the year 2018

Elephant approved Certified Tea Garden
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