From left: EE Senior Process Engineer Vishakha Leelarathne, EE Senior Executive Quality and Sustainability Kavinga Withana, EE Chief Operating Officer Praveen Dias and EE Founder and Chief Executive Officer Dinike Jayamaha. SFG Head of Sustainability Assurance and Advisory Services Dr. Lakmini Senadheera, CCC Water and Forestry Management Assistant Manager Shermila Weragoda and CCC Client Relationship Management Assistant Manager Ruwanthi Halwala
Ethical Extracts (EE) recently received its CarbonNeutral Manufacturer certification from Natural Capital Partners in the UK via their local representatives, The Sustainable Future Group (SFG). Ethical Extracts is one of the world’s first tea extraction companies to be certified a Carbon Neutral Manufacturer. The company also received the WaterConscious certification for its endeavours in minimising water waste, and is actively working toward bringing its overall company waste levels to a minimum.
The CarbonNeutral certificate was presented by The Sustainable Future Group Head of Sustainability Assurance and Advisory Services Dr. Lakmini Senadheera to Ethical Extracts Founder and Chief Executive Officer Dinike Jayamaha. Key Ethical Extracts team members –Chief Operating Officer Praveen Dias, Senior Process Engineer Vishakha Leelarathne and Senior Executive Quality and Sustainability Kavinga Withana, were present along with members of the Carbon Consulting Company who work with SFG – Water and Forestry Management Assistant Manager Shermila Weragoda and Client Relationship Management Assistant Manager Ruwanthi Halwala.
Ethical Extracts is a BOI company that produces tea and coffee aroma and concentrates for the global market. Ethical Extracts is a joint venture between MANE SA (www.mane.com), the fifth largest Flavour and Fragrance player in the world, and Akbar Brothers (www.akbar.com), Sri Lanka’s largest tea exporter.
Commenting on the certification, EE Founder and Chief Executive Officer Dinike Jayamaha said: “This milestone is a culmination of each team member’s commitment toward our ‘Ethically Green’ pillar, and this is only the beginning in bringing in green leadership to the industry.” The four pillars that EE operates on are ‘Ethically Lean’, ‘Ethically Green’, ‘Ethically Empowering’, and ‘Ethically Innovative’.