VAHDAM India, an Indian tea and wellness brand, has released its annual Impact Report detailing its environmental and social initiatives. The company has maintained its status as a climate and plastic-neutral brand for the third consecutive year by offsetting its carbon and plastic footprints. VAHDAM India purchases verified carbon credits from the Gold Standard Foundation in Switzerland to become a net-zero emission organization and invests in the Neela Sagar project in Hyderabad to achieve a net-zero plastic footprint. In addition, the company collaborates with rePurpose Global, a plastic action platform dedicated to waste reduction and ecological restoration. VAHDAM India is committed to reducing its carbon footprint through developing packaging materials that prioritize recyclable and sustainable options. The pyramidal tea bags are crafted from 100% Non-GMO cornstarch which decomposes within four days in industrial facilities.
VAHDAM India’s CSR initiative TEACH ME allocates a minimum of 1% of its revenue to the education of farmers’ children. Since 2018, nearly 13,000 children across 68 tea estates, schools, and community centers in West Bengal, Assam, and the Nilgiris have benefited from this initiative. The company aims to expand TEACH ME’s reach to tea, spices and herb producers, establish direct partnerships with tea growers, enhance digital teaching capabilities in schools, and support alternative career paths for students. VAHDAM India’s Founder and CEO, Bala Sarda, said the organization is “committed to making a sustainable impact on both people and the planet…dedicated to reducing our carbon footprint.”