Poabs Estates receives Rainforest Alliance Certification

Poabs Estates in January 2014 received certification from Rainforest Alliance, Sustainable Agriculture Network for its tea plantations in the Travancore region, comprising estates at Vandiperiyar and Peermade.

The Rainforest Alliance Certification is an authentic measure of standards that need to be followed strictly. Standards are audited and validated against 10 specific parameters set by the network.

The parameters include ecosystem conservation, wildlife protection, and fair treatment and good working conditions for plantation workers, their families and the communities they belong to.

Buying products of Rainforest Alliance Certified plantations supports a healthier planet. A farm, to get the Rainforest Alliance Certification, has to be evaluated by authorised auditors of the network and must get a rating of at least 80 per cent overall.

Certified farms are re-evaluated every year by local auditors who focus on correcting problem areas which were noticed during the previous audit.

Poabs Estates is part of the Poabs Group

PoabsTea is the latest addition to the group’s portfolio of products which comprises organic green tea, organic coffee, organic spices and organic honey.

Rainforest Alliance is an international non-profit organisation that works to conserve biodiversity and improve livelihoods by promoting and evaluating the implementation of the globally respected sustainability standard in diverse areas.