The Finlays Community Trust is an independent charity that endeavours to empower communities and nurture sustainable growth in Bomet and Kericho Counties. Funded by Browns Plantations Kenya (formerly James Finlay Kenya), the Trust aims to deliver maximum social, environmental and economic benefits by taking a collaborative approach in working with the local communities, thus creating shared value.
By partnering with the community, we ensure The Trust invests in and supports the projects and initiatives that have the most meaningful and enduring impact thus creating shared value.
The Finlays Community Trust.
Pamoja Tustawi / Together We Prosper
1. Acting for the long-term.
We create sustainable, long-term impact by supporting a variety of projects and initiatives across the strategically important areas of education, infrastructure, health and disaster relief.
2. Partnering with the Community.
Being community-driven is one of our key values which is why we appoint trustees from local communities, who are nominated by the communities themselves. This gives them an equal voice in the administration of the Trust and allocation of funds. The Trustees seek to allocate funds equitably across Bomet and Kericho Counties.
3. Independent and transparent.
We are funded by Browns Plantations Kenya (formerly James Finlay Kenya) and Finlays who have committed to sustainably support residents of Bomet and Kericho counties through funding.
4. Substantial long-term investment.
We are funded by Browns Plantations Kenya (formerly James Finlay Kenya) and Finlays who have committed to enhance funding significantly to continue to support Bomet and Kericho Counties.
The Trust will ensure we deliver maximum value by working closely with the local communities; co-creating and delivering initiatives with a positive impact in Bomet and Kericho counties.
The Finlays Community Trust seeks to empower communities and nurture sustainable growth in Bomet and Kericho Counties.
Greater responsibility for governance of the Trust is vested in the community. The Trust is governed by an independent Board that includes trustees from Browns Plantations Kenya, Finlays, the community and a chairperson who acts as an impartial and objective voice providing strategic advice to its members.
Board of Trustees
Browns Plantations Kenya (formerly James Finlay Kenya) is a leading grower, manufacturer, and supplier of Kenyan tea, and our tea is loved by consumers worldwide. Our aim is to produce fantastic tea that consumers all over the world will enjoy, while also contributing to the economic development of Bomet and Kericho Counties. Our core value is to be sustainable, and that means we take our commitment to the communities we serve, and the environment in which we operate, with the utmost importance.
Browns Plantations Kenya is part of Browns a highly successful diversified conglomerate and part of the LOLC Holdings PLC group of companies which is one of the largest and most profitable listed corporation in Sri Lanka Headquartered in Colombo, Browns has a proud heritage in operating plantation businesses, owning Maturata Plantations, Hapugastenne Plantations PLC, and Udapussellawa Plantations PLC. It is one of the largest tea producing companies in Sri Lanka consisting of 49 individual estates that stretch across an area of over 30,000 hectares and employs over 10,000 individuals.
Finlays is the leading independent B2B supplier of tea, coffee and botanical solutions to beverage brand owners worldwide that has been in existence since the year 1750.