Boustead Plantations Berhad (BPB) today created another significant milestone in its journey towards becoming a sustainable technology-based plantation company by signing a Document of Understanding (DOU) with Cargill Palm Products Sdn Bhd (Cargill) for the long-term supply of higher quality standard and sustainable Crude Palm Oil (CPO).
The DOU was signed between BPB CEO Zainal Abidin Shariff and Cargill Commercial Director Daniel Ong in a ceremony held at Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur.
Witnessing the signing ceremony were BPB Director Fahmy Ismail and Cargill Country Director Chandramohan Nair. Also present was BPB Director Ahmad Shahredzuan Mohd Shariff.
Approximately 20 guests attended the signing ceremony which include the top management of both BPB and Cargill.
The DOU strengthens both BPB and Cargill’s long-standing commitment to achieve a high sustainable palm oil standard to meet customer demand. BPB is expected to produce and sell higher quality standard and sustainable CPO to Cargill.
Zainal Abidin in his officiating speech said that as a company that strictly adheres to the principles of Environmental, Social and Governance, we believe that it is within our responsibility to ensure that our product – from the collection of FFB all the way to the end of the supply chain – are guaranteed safe, without posing risk or harm to the environment and the people.
“Sustainability should not be reduced to become merely a slogan. Instead, environmental-conscious companies need to evaluate the risk of their operation and implement progressive mitigation actions to reduce and possibly eliminate such risks. This is the stand that we take here in Boustead Plantations Berhad.” he said.
Zainal Abidin then officiated the signing ceremony with the following poetry.
𝘜𝘭𝘦𝘬 𝘮𝘢𝘺𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘯𝘺𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘪𝘢𝘯 𝘢𝘴𝘭𝘪,
𝘋𝘪𝘭𝘢𝘨𝘶 𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘢𝘥𝘪𝘴 𝘮𝘦𝘳𝘥𝘶 𝘴𝘦𝘬𝘢𝘭𝘪,
𝘛𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘢𝘴𝘪𝘩 𝘴𝘦𝘬𝘢𝘭𝘶𝘯𝘨 𝘣𝘶𝘥𝘪,
𝘚𝘶𝘥𝘪 𝘥𝘢𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘬𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘫𝘭𝘪𝘴 𝘬𝘢𝘮𝘪.
𝘗𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘩 𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘯𝘢 𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘨𝘢𝘪𝘭 𝘨𝘦𝘭𝘢𝘮𝘢,
𝘔𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘺𝘶𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘢𝘮𝘱𝘢𝘯 𝘬𝘢𝘺𝘶 𝘥𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘮𝘢,
𝘊𝘢𝘳𝘨𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘥𝘢𝘯 𝘉𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘥𝘢𝘩 𝘬𝘦𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘭𝘢𝘮𝘢,
𝘚𝘪𝘨𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘤𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘺 𝘥𝘪𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘦𝘵𝘶𝘫𝘶𝘪 𝘣𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘢𝘮𝘢.