A 73,000 square metre leaf processing factory was built in conjunction with contracting many farmers within the Integrated Production System (IPS) business model. PTdB’s contracted growers are largely small scale producers, visited regularly throughout the season by the company’s field technicians and agronomists. These experts provide advice and guidance to ensure adherence to the company’s policies on good agricultural and good labour practices, as well as attention to social and environmental sustainability, like re-aforrestation.
In addition the company provides ongoing support to its farmer base and employee communities through specific financial investments, programs and projects aligned with local business activities.
Since the company’s establishment, ISO 9001:2015; ISO 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007 certifications have been achieved.