Innovation is central to Dilmah Conservation’s efforts towards mainstreaming sustainability within its initiatives and within the scope of Dilmah’s operations. As such, Dilmah Conservation is constantly seeking to improve and adapt existing mechanisms and practices towards optimising the usage of natural resources and mitigating impacts on the environment.
10,000 cashew plants were distributed to the beneficiaries in the Eastern Sri Lanka and awareness session on how the young sapling should be planted was held were conducted at the time of distribution at each point.
A cashew processing centre was established to process and pack harvested cashew consisting of a cashew drying oven, cashew nut roasting machine and a cashew peeling machine.
500,000 cashew plants were distributed to selected families and planted in the Batticaloa District, marking the half way point of the initiative. The 500,000th plant was planted by Dilmah Founder, Merrill J. Fernando in a ceremony held on the 3rd of February 2017 in Batticaloa.
1 million cashew plants were distributed to selected families and planted in the Batticaloa District, completing the Greening Batticaloa initiative one year ahead of the intended target.