We’re delighted to announce that we have received a King’s Award for Enterprise for our sustainable development programmes. The prestigious award recognises the outstanding impact we have delivered to improve the lives of communities in the UK and around the world.

We’re proud that we are one of 252 organisations in the UK to be recognised with a King’s Award for Enterprise in 2024. Since our launch in 1986, we’ve always supported good causes, frequently giving away up to 20% of our profits to charity and sustainability programmes.

Locally, we have supported the Southampton General Hospital, Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, Stroke Association, Alzheimer’s Society, Parklife Community action café, Macmillan Cancer Support, Make a Wish Foundation and the Murray Parish Trust which fundraises for the Southampton Paediatric unit.

Globally, we have given back to the places we source our tea, financing and building a cancer hospital in Sri Lanka, supporting women in tea gardens of Assam and Kenya with nutrition and health programmes and we are an active member of the Ethical Tea Partnership. For over a decade we have been partnering with Oxfam to develop a clean water programme across rural Niger; a country severely affected by drought and climate change.

Moreover, working with our network of international distributors, we match-fund any charity or sustainable initiatives undertaken by our partners abroad.

Ebraham Afshar, Managing Director of Ahmad Tea said: ‘As a company, giving back is part of our DNA so being recognised in such a prestigious way is a dream come true. We try to make a difference in all of the markets where we source, pack and sell our tea and we owe so much to so many people in our supply chain, for their support. For example, building Razavi Cancer Hospital in Sri Lanka was our way of thanking our supporters in the country over the years.

‘I would like to dedicate this award to our staff and partners who work tirelessly to support projects like these. The incredible impact would have not been possible without their determination to make a difference.’

The award follows Ahmad Tea’s continued success company in improving its sustainability manufacturing processes to further decrease its impact on the environment. For the third year running, Ahmad Tea has been awarded a gold rating from EcoVadis, the world’s most trusted business sustainability ratings. This award places Ahmad Tea in the top 3% of food manufacturing companies in the world.

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