International companies such as Chocolero Energy Drink (Belgium), Coop Switzerland Insect-Based Food Products and SeaMore, Sea Bacon Meat Substitute (the Netherlands) were among the finalists under the category of "New Sustainable Product" aimed at recognizing new food / beverage product with important sustainability credentials, the local company said in a media release.
Sustainable Food Awards is dedicated to sustainability in the international food industry recognizing operators who are pushing the sustainability needle and driving a positive change. Since 2009, the Sustainable Foods Summit has been covering major developments in sustainability and eco-labels in the food industry.
"Bogawantalawa was taken as the shining example during the Sustainable Food Summit held in Amsterdam last year. Following this, Nina Pullman, deputy editor at the Fresh Produce Journal and reputed freelance journalist for the Guardian in the UK made a special visit to the Golden Valley to witness and report the case study on Huffington post (UK),"the release said.
Dinesh Ambani, Group Chairman said, "Sustainability is in our DNA."
Bogawantalawa has always been well known as the "Golden Valley of Ceylon Tea", since 1869. With "great heritage and tremendous passion" Bogawantalawa is dedicated to offer uncompensated carbon neutral teas of the finest quality, the release added.