Sustainability is one of our primary core values. It has been our focus across all areas of environmental, social and economic importance. All our cultivation practices conform to the globally accepted standards of sustainability based on mapping of soil nutrition, cropping patterns and integrated pest and disease management. With over one million shade trees in our estates, we use unique shade management practices based on assessing light intensity for integrated disease and pest management. We use the best eco-friendly technologies that help enrich the soil, water and biodiversity of the regions in and around our estates which are home to a plethora of flora and fauna. Our rainwater harvesting practices are considered one of the best in the region with Pollibetta Estate’s Mattaparambu tank being the largest of them all. All 25 of our plantations are certified to some of the most widely recognized sustainability and social accountability certification schemes like Rainforest Alliance and SA 8000. 13 of our Arabica coffee growing estates are certified for Starbucks C.A.F.E. Practices, and 5 of our tea plantations are certified for Trustea Code.
Our irrigation practices are based on advanced scientific knowledge of rainwater harvesting. Our harvesting tanks don't just store water, but are also home to a variety of migratory birds and animals. With a total of 274 tanks and a combined capacity of over 3.4 mn cubic meters, we store excess run-off water during the rainy season. The path around catchment area and reservoirs are filled with a vegetative cover to avoid soil erosion and silting. We have installed eco-friendly pulping units to reduce water consumption during coffee processing. Apart from this, we are actively involved in educating the local villages about the importance of water conservation and how to preserve and recharge groundwater.
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We support the Coorg Foundation in its mission to promote education and healthcare in the underprivileged of the Coorg region. The foundation operates the Swastha Center for Special Education and Rehabilitation, aimed at differently-abled children to help them reintegrate into the mainstream society. In Anamallais, we support the developmental activities of the differently-abled children through DARE (Developmental Activities for Rehabilitative Education). We also provide affordable healthcare and make it accessible through our Rural Indian Health Project Hospital. This initiative takes healthcare right into Coorg's remote hilly regions through mobile clinics.