Our Core Commitment to Sustainability
-Dilmah Conservation began its work in 2007 an important element in family’s commitment to making our business a matter of human service. It was by then so clearly evident that human welfare and the environment were inextricably and critically intertwined.
Biodiversity conservation, environmental education, research and development in the areas of sustainable agriculture, climate change adaptation and heritage
conservation are all elements of the purpose of Dilmah Conservation. Naturally we have sought to make our operations carbon neutral, we believe that every individual, community and business has an irrevocable commitment to strive for a low carbon economy.
Our Centre for Climate Change Research and Adaptation is the first such private sector facility in the world, its purpose is to research and identify practical solutions
to help tea, rice and other farmers to understand and adapt to the reality of climate change by brining climate scientist, entrepreneurs and farmers together we are able to bridge the divide that exists in understanding the threat the changing climate poses and discussing solutions but also opportunities in climate smart agriculture and innovation.
The One Earth Urban Arboretum on the outskirts of Sri Lanka’s capital city Colombo is a living demonstration of nature’s life sustaining function over 500 species of
plants examples of sustainable agriculture from our past help future leaders understand in the clearest possible way the critical importance of nature to the welfare and survival of future generations. On the 1 st of January 2018 we uprooted hundreds of tea bushes all for a good cause. Dilmah Tea Gardens are integrating
nature corridors to promote biological diversity. For example, allowing leopard in our Dunkeld and surrounding estates to roam and for their populations to develop.