- About Us
We are a subsidiary of Camellia Plc., U.K. – a global Group spanning 4 continents encompassing Agriculture, Engineering, Food distribution and Investments.
India’s largest producer of Darjeeling tea, we are well known for our iconic gardens and authenticity of the tea making process. Our gardens have several environmental compliances & accreditations, and the manufacturing facilities conform to the highest standards of hygiene and safety.
We invests heavily in providing facilities to our employees and our initiatives and facilities are considered among the best in the region.It would be better to say why you do it, working with your communities is part of Goodricke’s brand character.
Our brands hold value in our heritage. We own the most iconic gardens in Darjeeling and produce the finest orthodox teas, heralded and coveted by blenders and connoisseurs alike. Our fresh CTC Teas also enjoy wide popularity.
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
As part of the Camellia Group we have strong moral beliefs and understand that our employees are key to the success of our businesses. We take responsibility for our communities and environments, and pride ourselves in going beyond our statutory duty as an employer.
The Goodricke School for Special Education
Siliguri state of the art facilities specifically designed and equipped for children with special needs.
Tea gardens employ socially underprivileged tribes from remote corners of the country providing them with multiple benefits.
The gardens provide subsidized food grains, housing facilities and other long term benefits to garden workers.
The Company has provided well equipped hospitals and maternity clinics for garden workers. Cleft Lip and cleft foot surgery conducted by overseas doctors totally subsidized by the company.
The Company ensures access to clean drinking water for all workers. Water harvesting system has been put in all newly built factories with creation of large water bodies.
Large scale planting of trees are being done in areas not under tea plantation, to act as forest zones. Organic plantation is pursued in our Darjeeling garden contributing to human and animal health. Continuous efforts are being made to reduce pesticide load, although the group adheres to use of approved and safe pesticides.
The Company has created schools for children of garden workers and provides free bus service to students pursuing higher education. Scholarship schemes for promising students of the workers.
FSSC 22000 – Foundation for Food Safety Certification
It is a Food Safety Management System (FSMS) Certification Scheme. It defines requirements for integrated processes that work together to control and minimise food safety hazards.
Rainforest Alliance Certification
The Rainforest Alliance works to conserve bio-diversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods. It sets standards for sustainability to conserve wildlife, wetlands and promote the well-being of workers and their communities. Goodricke has been the first Group in Darjeeling to have all its tea gardens Rainforest Alliance certified from 14th July 2011 onward
For tea gardens that are certified Fully Organic, under NPOP, NOP, EEC & JAS, by IMO Control Pvt. Ltd.
Fair Trade Certification:
For tea gardens that are certified by FLO-CERT GmbH for complying with the generic fair trade standards
This guarantees that the social, environmental and economical criteria for tea production as stated in the UTZ certified code of conduct for tea have been met. This is certified by SJS Australia Pty Ltd.
ETP – Ethical Tea Partnership
This works towards improving the lives of tea workers and their environment.