Name Craigmore Plantations (India) Private Limited
Country India

Profile

Craigmore Plantations (India) Private Limited is a reputable tea plantation company in South India that has been growing, manufacturing and marketing tea since 1884. In 2011 they became the first tea plantation company in India to achieve GLOBALG.A.P. Certification

 “As a pioneer in GLOBALG.A.P. Tea Certification in India we practice environmentally friendly and sustainable cultivation & manufacture on our farms and factories while ensuring the welfare, health & safety of our workforce and the local population.”

Achievements

Craigmore Plantations (India) Private Limited practices environmentally friendly and sustainable cultivation and manufacture on all its farms and factories. Ensuring the welfare, health and safety of its employees and local population is of paramount importance to the company. Craigmore Plantations  provides its entire workforce of about 1500 employees and their dependents with free housing in company built and maintained houses, the standards of which are far superior to statutory requirements. Over the past 3-4 years, Craigmore Plantations has been undergoing a phased program of completely renovating workers’ housing and has completed building over 100 new houses. All the workers’ houses have electricity, 24-hour running supply of potable water inside their houses, and attached toilets. Every household has facilities for waste segregation and disposal in an environmentally friendly manner, with all non-degradable waste transported out of the plantation for reprocessing and degradable waste being composted.

Craigmore Plantations owns and operates a 40-bed hospital with modern facilities and amenities and has a full-time Medical Officer, registered nurses, laboratory technician, pharmacist, paramedical staff etc. on its payroll. The company also operates two dispensaries in far off farms with full-time registered nurses available 24/7, providing free medical treatment all its employees and their dependents on the farm.

The company also operates 9 daycare centers where employees’ children under the age of 5 are taken care of throughout the day while their parents are at work. The daycares also provide free food (breakfast, lunch and tea) for all the attending children, which is far above statutory requirements. The Medical Department monitors every child’s growth progress by way of periodical check-ups to tackle malnutrition at a very early stage. Children also receive additional supplements such as folic acid to ensure their good health. The company also runs 3 schools on its farms to provide free-of-charge primary education to the employees’ children.

The company practices preventive medicine by running periodical health check-ups for various categories of employees, according to the nature of the work they undertake. This is especially for employees who undertake work such as pruning, spraying, driving and those who are employed in the factories, to ensure they are fit and healthy enough to undertake these specialized jobs.

Craigmore Plantations (India) Private Limited follows very stringent Safety Harvest Intervals, which is up to 40% longer than the recommended interval to ensure the consumer safety of its products. All its produce meets the stringent EU Maximum Residue Limits, as the company believes in producing top quality teas that are also safe for human consumption. Every month, random tea samples are tested at third-party accredited laboratories as part of its strict measures for monitoring pesticide residue limits to ensure they do not exceed EU defined levels.

The company also undertakes large-scale soil rehabilitation measures, including cutting soil and moisture conservation trenches in steep areas, burying pruning litter to improve the organic content in soil, burying organic fertilizer to improve the fertility and water holding capacity of soil, and planting vetiver grass and vegetative contour hedges along all road and field edges to prevent soil erosion.

In addition to GLOBALG.A.P. Certification, Craigmore Plantations (India) Private Limited is also certified under four other internationally renowned certification programs. This ensures that every aspect of the company’s operations, from tea cultivation, manufacture (food safety), packing and transport to workers’ welfare and environmental sustainability are audited and certified in compliance with the highest international standards. 

GGN: 4050373762827

www.craigmoreplantations.com