Dilmah is a family business with over 70 years of experience in tea production. The commitment, knowledge and not least the passion for really good quality tea has made Dilmah one of the world's 10 largest tea companies.
Despite its size, it is passionate about small-scale and has an extensive ethical commitment. Dilmah Tea Picker
Dilmah allocates 15% of all profit after tax to make it better for humans, animals and the environment. A major focus is on creating the best possible conditions for those who work on the tea plantations. Through the MJF Foundation and Dilmah Conservation, Dilmah invests heavily in healthcare, education, skills development, new technologies, updated infrastructure and enabling eco-livelihoods, among many other things.
Founder Merrill J. Fernando's motto "business is a matter of human service" is and always will remain one of the company's most important pillars.
The MJF Charitable Foundation actively and continuously helps the population to provide for their own livelihoods.
This can be by providing training, machinery and equipment. They have also started several schools, orphanages and hospitals. Read more at www.mjffoundation.org.
Dilmah Conservation was started in 2007 together with the United Nations and the International Union for Conservation of Nature www.iucn.org (IUCN) to save and conserve the elephants and the environment in Sri Lanka. Read more at www.dilmahconservation.org