As owner of lands with naturally occurring community of flora and fauna, estate managers play the role of sustainability custodians to protect and preserve the existing biodiversity in the area.
In conducting our businesses, Boustead Plantations Berhad adheres strictly to Good Agricultural Practices to ensure our natural treasures are preserved for future generations. In lands with natural waterways such as rivers, a Riparian Buffer Zone is designated along the waterways to conserve and protect natural ecosystem in the area.
A riparian zone or riparian area is the interface between land and a river or stream. As part of our sustainability measures, estate management – with guidance by experts in the field – will identify the natural waterways and set the minimum width for river reserve by following the guidelines set by the Department of Irrigation and Drainage.
Identified waterways are clearly marked on the map and chemical interventions as well as manuring are prohibited to be carried out near the designated buffer zone. The strips of natural vegetation left intact along river banks are not only important for conserving freshwater ecosystems, they also play an important role in providing habitat for various species.
Maintaining these Riparian Buffer Zones become our utmost priority as we continue to learn better ways in coexisting with the nature. We remain committed to maintain our treasure trove of biodiversity as we adhere to the principles of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) in our operations.