Goodricke Group Limited is a subsidiary of Camellia Plc., U.K. – a global conglomerate with a geographical presence in 4 continents encompassing agriculture, engineering, financial services and food distribution.
India’s largest producer of Darjeeling tea, Goodricke group is well known for its iconic gardens and authenticity of the tea making process. The gardens have several environmental compliances & accreditations, and the manufacturing facilities conform to the highest standards of hygiene and safety.
The company invests heavily in providing facilities to its employees and its initiatives and facilities are considered among the best in the region.
Goodricke Tea owns brands that are both, iconic and have a strong heritage value. It owns the most iconic gardens in Darjeeling and produces the finest orthodox teas, heralded and coveted by blenders and connoisseurs alike. Fresh CTC Teas from Goodricke also enjoy wide popularity.
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Goodricke Group Limited and its holding company, Camellia Plc., believe strongly in operating with a ‘human face’. As a result, responsibility towards the society, the environment and various stakeholders of the business has been deeply ingrained in its systems going beyond just doing what is statutory.
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.