AWARDS & CERTIFICATIONS

PRESIDENTIAL EXPORT AWARDS

2020 / 2021

Best Exporter in Sri Lankan Tea Industry 2020/2021
Globally Outreached Sri Lankan Brand for the year 2020/2021

2019 / 2020

Best Exporter in Sri Lankan Tea Industry - 2019/2020

2018 / 2019

Best Sri Lankan Export Brand - 2018/2019
Most Globally Outreached Sri Lankan Brand
Best Export Award - Tea Sector - 2018/2019

2017

Highest Foreign Exchange Earner -Tea Sector - 2017
Best Sri Lankan Export Brand - 2017

2016

Highest Foreign Exchange Earner -Tea Sector - 2016
Best Sri Lankan Export Brand - 2016
Highest Value Added Exporter-Tea Sector - 2016

2015

Highest Value Added Exporter-Tea Sector - 2015

2014

Best Sri Lankan Brand Exporter - 2014

2013

Best Sri Lankan Brand Exporter - 2013
Best Sri Lankan Export Brand - 2013
Quick Tea (Pvt) Ltd - Exporter to Highest number of Destinations - 2013
Highest Net Foreign Exchange Earner - 2013

2012

Best Sri Lankan Brand Exporter

2011

Best Tea Sector Exporter 2011

2010

Best Sri Lankan Overall Exporter 2010
Best Tea Sector Exporter 2010

2009

Merit Award–Value Added Tea Exporter 2009
Quick Tea (Pvt) Ltd - Best Value Added Tea Exporter 2009
Quick Tea (Pvt) Ltd - Exporter to Highest number of Destinations 2009
Highest Net Foreign Exchange Earner 2009

2008

Best Value Added Tea Exporter 2008
Quick Tea (Pvt) Ltd - Exporter to Highest number of Destinations 2008
Highest Net Foreign Exchange Earner 2008

2007

Winner of the “Best Sri Lankan Brand Exporter” 2007

2006

Quick Tea (Pvt) Ltd - Merit Award for Value Tea Exporter 2006
Quick Tea (Pvt) Ltd - Exporter to the Highest number of Destinations 2006
Best Value Added Tea Exporter 2006
Sri Lankan Exporter of the Year 2006

SRI LANKA INSTITUTE OF MARKETING(SLIM) BRAND EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Export Brand of the Year - (Akbar Brand) - 2011
‘AKBAR’ brand - 2005 & 2006 Gold Award
Winner of the “International Brand of the Year”

NATIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Quick Tea Pvt Ltd - National Business Excellence Award - 2004

TEA BOARD - NATIONAL TEA AWARDS

Highest Tea Market Coverage - 2016
Highest Foreign Exchange Earner - Value added Tea Category - 2016
Highest Foreign Exchange Earner - Bulk Tea Category - 2016
Best Value Added Tea Exporter- Large Scale Category - 2016
Best Bulk Tea Exporter - Large Scale Category - 2016
Best Tea Exporter of the Year - 2016

CERTIFICATIONS

Akbar Brothers Limited to become the first ever Sri Lankan tea company to be awarded the internationally recognized ISO 9001 and HACCP quality certificates.

COVID-19 SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Akbar Brothers (Pvt) Ltd was the first tea exporting company in Sri Lanka to be awarded this certification, from the SLSI. This recognized the prompt procedures and protocols Akbar Brothers put in place with the on-set of the pandemic for the safety of all their stakeholders.
ASIA’S FIRST CARBON INSET COMPANY
Adhering to the company’s sustainable goals and in-line with doing its part to mitigate climate change, Akbar Brothers (Pvt) Ltd received the net-zero Carbon emission status for its tea bag manufacturing facility in 2018.
FAIRTRADE
this certification indicates that Akbar is in compliance with international standards to ensure social, economic and environmental well-being throughout its supply chain- from producer to consumer.
ISO 9001
ISO 9001- is an international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). Thereby demonstrating the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.
HACCP
HACCP- The Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) is a systematic preventive approach used in the food industry to ensure food safety. It identify physical, chemical and biological hazards in order to eliminate the risk of the hazards being realized at the following activities at Akbar Tea’s manufacturing facilities: Blending, Flavouring, Packing of Processed Tea and Herbs
GMP
GMP- is an international system followed by Akbar Brothers to ensure that products are consistently produced and controlled according to quality standards. It is designed to minimize the risks involved in any pharmaceutical production that cannot be eliminated through testing the final product.
ISO 22000
ISO 22000- recognizes Akbar Brothers (Pvt) Ltd maintaining international standards for food safety management at all levels, leaving no doubt to the safety of consumption.
HAC - HALAL