Our third pillar requires reducing the impact our business has on the planet and we are continuously working to make the activities we undertake even more environmentally friendly.
ECOVADIS - GOLD WINNER
At our UAE facility we are proud to have received a gold accreditation from the world’s largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings – EcoVadis.
We achieved gold by:
Aligning suppliers to meet high sustainability standards.
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Social responsibility training to increase internal awareness.
Implementing health and safety standard ISO 45001:2018.
Reducing carbon emissions by 6%.
Eliminating the use of wooden pallets and cellophane.
Optimising the load capacity of import and export containers.
A FACTORY THAT PUTS THE EARTH FIRST
We deliver best in class production practices at our global production facility in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, where 14 million kg of tea per year is blended and supplied to Ahmad Tea factories across the globe. As we work hard to deliver a consistent, high-speed supply of tea, we also focus heavily on our commitment to creating a sustainable future for generations to come.
We have invested in the largest privately-owned solar panel array in the RAK Free Zone, a sign of our efforts to enhance our renewable energy portfolio.
To make our refrigeration systems more efficient, we have made a commitment to reduce the use of hydrochlorofluorocarbon refrigerants at our facility, that are known to deplete the ozone layer.
Our commitment to the GO GREEN office programme and the initiatives we have put into place have saved 110 reams of paper compared to our usage in 2019.
4070 tons of CO2 emissions reduced since 2019
18% of electricity generated through solar panels every year
Usage of polyethylene outer wrap reduced by 6 tons
STORAGE AND MOVEMENT
Eliminated the usage of 30 tons of plastic pallets in the production process through innovations
OUR ACTIVATION PILLARS
This direct way of working ensures that we stay committed to sustainability.