Ethical tea
 

Horana Plantation PLC firmly believes in a sustainable and holistic approach to growing and manufacturing tea for long term survival of the industry. Our vision is to have a thriving industry that is socially just and environmentally sustainable. We aim to improve the lives of tea workers and ensure that tea drinkers can be confident that the tea in their cup has been produced in a socially sustainable and an environmentally friendly manner. We work with our stakeholders on our estates to achieve these objectives.

We believe it is our duty to pay a just wage for a decent standard of living for the many thousands of people who work for us. In most cases, these employees are the primary bread winners of families and act as a vital life line in maintaining the household. By providing a just wage, we enable our workers and their families to enjoy a higher standard of living.

We at Horana Plantations believe that a good educated is a critical building block for future economic success. With this in mind, we are developing and upgrading Pre-Schools and Day Care Centres on all our estates, with the assistance of the Plantation Human Development Trust, to provide better facilities for the children of workers.

In this era of information, a working knowledge of information technology and computing has become essential. Computer literacy among the children in the estate sector is the lowest in the country, placing them at a distinct disadvantage in the commercial world. Recognising the need to repair this omission, Horana Plantations has collaborated with the Ministry of Youth Empowerment and Socio Economic Development to introduce E-Kiosk Centers on our estates. Currently E-Kiosk centers have been established in the Tillicoultry, Lindula and Millakanda Estate, and Bulathsinhala Estate. These E-Kiosks, manned by computer operators and trainers, provide basic training and knowledge on the use of computer applications to estate sector youth and children.

Alcohol abuse is a major problem of the estate sector. Alcohol abuse leads to domestic crises and squanders a family’s income, thereby perpetuating their impoverished state. In order to address this burning issue, Horana Plantation works with the Alcohol and Drug Information Centre (ADIC) to implement an alcohol and drug demand reduction project on the Company’s estates. The project is a collaboration between ADIC and the Plantation Development Project (PDP). The overall objective of the project is to enable estate workers who are alcohol users or vulnerable to alcohol use, to refrain from alcohol abuse. The programme aims to eventually create an alcohol free society for workers in order to nurture family harmony and social advancement.

Horana Plantations PLC - driving positive change across the tea sector.

 
 
 
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© Horana Plantations PLC
No. 400, Deans Road, Colombo 10, Sri Lanka.
Telephone: +94-11-2627318, +94-11-2627000 (Hunting) . Facsimile: +94-11-262-7323
E-Mail: horanap@hplnet.com
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