Sustainability

MAKING TEA SUSTAINABLE

“Our genuine endeavor is to make tea sustainable”

Octavius Tea and Industries Ltd. is a company that's unparalleled by its rich heritage, experience, culture & values. Being accountable and responsible for a better environment and living sustainably has always been our objective. The importance of sustainable farming has been deeply ingrained in our systems for ages. We have set high standards for sustainability to conserve wildlife, wetlands and promote the well-being of workers and their communities. We are passionate about ensuring that our efforts enrich the environment.

RESTORING THE ENVIRONMENT

At the tea plantations we believe in "going back to nature" by restoring the environment in the best possible way through:

Soil improvement

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Water management

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Usage of organic manure

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Reduction of pesticide load

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Usage of sustainable farming methods

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Usage of only approved & safe pesticides

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Tree Plantation in areas not under tea plantation

OTHER SUSTAINABLILITY MEASURES

WILD LIFE CONSERVATION

Besides preventing deforestation, we encourage the people living in the tea gardens to reduce conflict with wildlife, so that the elephants and other wild animals can have a free movement along their usual paths, and can also have access to the water bodies.

CARE FOR OUR WORKERS

Besides producing the finest teas, it is our equal endeavour to work towards the betterment of our workers, providing them primary necessities like medical, educational & general facilities. For the local communities that have lived and worked in the gardens for generations, tea is not just their job, it has evolved to be a part of their tradition and culture. For the workers, the gardens have become a system that takes care of their education & healthcare requirements in the best possible way. Workers receive adequate compensation for their local area and enjoy safe working conditions.

SUBSIDIES

We provide subsidized food grains, housing facilities, and other long-term benefits to garden workers.

WATER

We ensure that the garden workers and their families have access to clean drinking water.

HEALTH

Our fully functional hospitals cater to the healthcare needs of the garden workers.

EDUCATION

Our well-equipped schools provide free or subsidized education to the children of the garden workers.

BABY CRECHE

The gardens have mobile crèches for infants so that they can be taken care of, while their mothers are plucking leaves in the garden.

SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING

There is no greater joy than coexisting in harmony with earth, especially when our teas are the reason behind it. Making a shift towards sustainability in our lifestyles is the need of the hour and Octavius Tea is implementing its share for an eco-conscious environment by offering sustainable packaging in their every product category. Octavius is committed to recycling and keeps that in mind while designing packaging. Due to their waste-free processing, Octavius saves thousands of trees every year. A lot of our packaging are compostable.

Biodegradable packaging Recyclable & reusable tins and wooden boxes Tea manufactured at our plantations is packaged in reusable or recycle-able bulk bags, to save the earth from more polythene landfill

INSPIRING CUSTOMERS TO RECYCLE AND UPCYCLE OUR PACKAGINGS

REPURPOSE

Use our tin boxes to store your stationery and other kitchen items

Use our handcrafted wooden box as a jewellery box or as a tea organiser.

UPCYCLE

Paint and redecorate our tin boxes in multiple ways to use it as

beautiful planters, pen stands, etc.

REUSE

Use the remnant waste of your used tea bags and loose tea to create
manure which can act as a great organic fertilizer for your plants.