Bangalore, Karnataka India (PressExposure) June 09, 2011 -- Tata Coffee, India's largest coffee producer and exporter has been awarded the FE-EVI Green Business leader ship award in the "Low Energy Sector" category . The "FE-EVI Green Business Leadership Award 2010-11" is conducted jointly by The Financial Express and Emergent Ventures India, wherein top three companies in each of the energy intensive sectors are felicitated for their work. The awards are given to Leaders for pioneering work in their sectors. The award was presented by his Excellence Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam in the presence of the Guest of Honor of the Evening Dr.Farooq Abdullah at a glittering award ceremony held in New Delhi.
Tata coffee has been acknowledged as an excellent case where Biodiversity conservation is done in a way that it becomes profitable for the environment, society as well as for the company. Introduction of new crops, better utilization of waste for augmenting soil fertility, efforts to conserve fauna habitat and involvement of the local community have been the key aspects of the Biodiversity conservation.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Hameed Huq, MD, Tata Coffee said, "We are delighted to have been awarded the highest honor in the" Low energy sector" category. Tata Coffee is committed to building sustainability and is constantly identifying opportunities for greening its business." He further added, "it is important to realize that the task of environment protection is a universal responsibility of all."
The Awards Jury comprised of eminent policy makers, industry leaders, academicians and thought leaders. The other short-listed nominees in the Low Energy Sector were L'Oreal India, Hindustan Unilever Ltd., I.T.C Ltd, Cognizant Technology Solutions and HSBC India. The winners, three each from high-energy and low-energy intensive sectors, had been short-listed and selected from premier companies across the country.
Tata Coffee is arguably the largest integrated coffee plantation company in the world .Tata Coffee has a hand in every aspect of the coffee making process, with business activities ranging from growing and curing of coffee and tea to the manufacture and marketing of value-added coffee products. Tata Coffee grows coffee on its own estates, processes the beans, exports green coffee, manufactures and exports Instant Coffee and retails coffee with its own branding in the domestic market. Tata Coffee owns 19 coffee estates located in ideal coffee growing highlands of Southern India, with fertile soils and invigorating climate. Spread over 8037 hectares in Coorg, Chickmaglur and Hassan districts of Karnataka and in Valparai district of Tamil Nadu, Tata Coffee produces 10,000 metric tones of natural shade grown Arabica and Robusta coffees, in both washed and unwashed forms.