Lockhart Estate recognised for quality

Saturday, Sep 20, 2014,16:58 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Lockhart Estate of Harrisons Malayalam Ltd of RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group has received quality certifications  like Trustea, Rainforest Alliance and UTZ simultaneously.
It had recently gone through a rigorous verification process by an independent third party and complied with respective Code Standards.    The estate located near Munnar comprises 687 hectares of tea with an orthodox factory, producing about two million kg of orthodox tea annually under the Lockhart and Lockhart Gold brands, a release said here today.
According to Mr  N Dharmaraj, the Whole time Director and Chief Executive of the company, sustainability had been an integral part of farm management practices in HML tea plantations.
Being certified, has solidified their commitment  to environment, workplace safety, product quality and safety.    Lockhart was the second estate to get such certifications after Wentworth estate in Nilgiris District of Tamilnadu.
‘Such certifications enhance the marketability of our Teas in the national and international markets apart from bringing real positive changes on the ground.
Tea bearing these labels will assure its buyers that the tea has been produced according to an internationally recognized standard for responsible production’, said Mr Dharmaraj.