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We see ourselves as custodians, holding our businesses in trust for future generations

"We see ourselves as custodians, holding our businesses in trust for future generations"

Gordon Fox

We believe we have a responsibility to ensure the stability, security and continuity of all our businesses, so they can be passed on to the next generation as enduring operations.

 

Our business depends on our customers and their appreciation of how we do business and the quality of our products. Certification bodies, such as Rainforest Alliance, Fair Trade, BRC and ISO as well as NGOs and governments all have an influence on our products and how we work. Our local communities, shareholders, customers and consumers are part of the important dialogue that informs us. The local community gives us the licence to trade - our aim is to build on that trust.

 

We focus on delivering quality products to the market with efficient trading to ensure a maximum return to our grower communities. We believe this provides resources to increase conditions on the ground, for the land and those that tend to it. 

LONGTERMISM

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“OUR ENTIRE EMPHASIS IS TOWARDS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A WORLDWIDE GROUP OF BUSINESSES WHICH BY THEIR VERY NATURE REQUIRE THEIR MANAGEMENTS TO TAKE A LONG TERM VIEW”

Gordon Fox


TEA PRODUCTION

Longtermism is at the core of Camellia’s values and is reflected in our agricultural and non-agricultural operations. Some of our operations, such as Margaret’s Hope tea garden in Darjeeling, have been operating for over 150 years.

We recognise that people and businesses take time to establish and grow to their full potential and we are happy to wait for that to happen. We are deeply committed to improving the long-term stability and well-being of our businesses, the communities and the environments in which we are involved.

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CERTIFICATION

We work alongside NGOs and certifiers such as the Ethical Tea Partnership, Rainforest Alliance and FairTrade, our neighbours, national governments and our communities to ensure that our vision is aligned with that of our stakeholders in preserving the environment.

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TRACEABILITY

Our aim is to deliver the best quality products to our customers, consistently and reliably. Traceability is core to our business as origin and heritage of our products becomes increasingly important to the world trading community.