Established in 1992, Kelani Valley Plantations PLC (KVPL) was listed on the main board of the Colombo Stock exchange in 1996. Celebrating its 25th year in 2017, KVPL today is among the leading manufacturers of Tea and Rubber. The Company owns and manages 25 estates covering over 13,000 hectares of Tea and Rubber plantations.
All of KVPL’s black tea factories are ISO 22000:2005 certified, and its tea plantations are accredited with Rainforest Alliance and UTZ certifications. Additionally being compliant with the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) certifies the Company’s commitment to good agricultural practices with highly stringent adherence to environmental best practices, while signifying a responsible approach to augmenting ethical business practices in worker safety and health and preservation of bio-diversity within the plantations.
In addition, the Company’s Glassaugh factory produces green tea, while KVPL’s Nuwara Eliya factory specializes in the production of instant tea. KVPL’s two Tea Centers – the Pedro Estate Ethical Tea Boutique in Nuwara Eliya as well as the newly-launched ‘Tea Train’ at Edinburgh Estate in Nanu oya add considerable brand value to KVPL’s credentials as a leading tea manufacturer in the country.
The rubber plantations too have been endorsed by The Rainforest Alliance as Forest Stewardship Council Certified Producers of sole crepe, centrifuge latex and crepe rubber.
Designed to uplift the quality of life of our people in all aspects, a unique multi-dimensional initiative branded as “A Home for Every Plantation Worker” was launched in 2006 and has been featured at the UNGC Network Conference in Mexico in 2017.
Mabroc Teas (Pvt) Ltd., our tea marketing company, has a reach of over 50 countries and together with KVPL became a signatory to the UN Global Compact, a member of the UNGC Charter and launched the unique Single Origin Tea from select garden marks. It was recognized as ‘The First Ethical Tea Brand of the World’ for honoring the four main principles of UNGC; Human Rights, Labour Standards, Environment and Anti- Corruption.
Pursuing a policy of diversification into other complementary business models, in 2003\ Kalupahana Power Company (Pvt) Ltd. was established to generate a 01 MW hydro power plant. The most recent addition to this area of business was a solar plant of 165 kWP in Dewalakanda Estate.
The picturesque Oliphant Bungalow Luxury boutique resort in Nuwara Eliya is surrounded by lush tea plantations and has expanded KVPL’s portfolio into the leisure sector with the incorporation of Kelani Valley Resorts (Pvt) Ltd. in 2017.
KVPL emerged relatively unscathed, primarily due to our long-sighted investments and sustainable agricultural practices. We have performed with excellent progress in our Smart Agriculture Plan, inserting the essence of ICT, automation and drone technology into plantation business operations.
KVPL, is always been intricately connected to people as well as to environmental eco systems that makes the business grow and flourish. We have taken a holistic approach, by developing multiple strategies to focus on enhancing not only our financial performances, but also crucially looking at how we can enrich the lives of our people.