Sustainability Practices

Sustainability  Sustainability Practices

We strictly adhere to the zero-burning policy to conserve and protect the environment. We track and report hotspot occurring within our area of operations.


Summary of Hotspot Dashboard 2022

Business Unit No. of Hotspot Detected No. of Confirmed Fire No. of Confirmed Fire within Concession Area No. of Confirmed Fire Outside Concession Area
Sungai Jernih 2 2 0 2
Trong 2 2 0 2
Telok Sengat 0 0 0 0
Kanowit-Tinjar 3 3 0 3
Nak 0 0 0 0
Tawai 0 0 0 0
Rimba Nilai 0 0 0 0
Segamaha-Segaria 0 0 0 0
Total 7 7 0 7

Summary of Hotspot Dashboard 2021

Business Unit No. of Hotspot Detected No. of Confirmed Fire No. of Confirmed Fire within Concession Area No. of Confirmed Fire Outside Concession Area
Sungai Jernih 1 1 0 1
Trong 1 1 0 1
Telok Sengat 0 0 0 0
Kanowit-Tinjar 1 1 0 1
Nak 0 0 0 0
Tawai 0 0 0 0
Rimba Nilai 0 0 0 0
Segamaha-Segaria 0 0 0 0
Total 3 3 0 3

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Operating out of one of the most biodiverse locations in the world, we are cognisant of our role in preserving the environment. To this end, the Group is committed to protecting HCV sites within our estates.

Managing these HCV sites entails active stakeholder engagement efforts be it with the surrounding communities, non-governmental associations or government entities. During the year, we undertook engagement sessions with the Department of Wildlife and National Parks Peninsular Malaysia (PERHILITAN) and Forestry Department.

Our HCV assessment process is benchmarked against RSPO and MSPO standards. At the same time, we also engage external experts who advise us on specific areas of HCV conservation.

As part of our biodiversity conservation efforts, we protect the flora and fauna that call our HCV sites home by eliminating the threat of illegal activity. To this end, we place signages to indicate the conservation status of the area in question. In addition, we closely guard the HCV sites and restrict entry. During the year, we also rehabilitated riparian zones located within our estates. A plethora of wildlife and rare ecosystems along with culturally important landmarks can be found within our HCV sites.

As a responsible corporate citizen and a key player in the plantation sector, we recognise the vital role we play in the fight against climate change. GHG emissions are not only a key contributor to climate change, these emissions also pollute our environment.

The Group will continue to monitor our emissions and energy consumption linked to palm oil production as we work to minimise our emissions. As part of our efforts to provide greater transparency pertaining to our carbon footprint, we implemented a more complete GHG inventory by tracking and monitoring additional emission sources. We have been utilising RSPO PalmGHG version 4.0.1. This will aid us in completing our baseline studies as well as identification and estimation of the potential sources of emission and sinks of carbon from our operations, including mitigation plan in minimising net GHG emissions.

Waste and Effluent

The proper handling of effluents and waste is crucial for strong environmental stewardship. Without a solid waste and effluent management plan in place, we run the risk of damaging the ecosystem and severely harming those that depend on nature for survival.

Additionally, by reducing wastage, limiting the consumption of natural resources and repurposing our waste, we look to minimise our impact on the environment.

Our plantation produces various biomass by-products including fronds, empty fruit bunches (EFB), fibres, shells and POME. These waste products are repurposed in line with the Group’s Zero Waste Strategy.

Solid biomass consisting of mesocarp fibres, palm kernel shells and shredded EFB were transformed into fuel that is then utilised by our biomass boilers. Steam and electricity generated by our boilers are more than adequate to fulfil the energy requirements of our mills.

EFB was repurposed into mulching or organic fertiliser, allowing us to lessen our reliance on synthetic fertilisers while contributing to cost savings.

We are also able to improve soil fertility, lessen nutrient loss and stop fertiliser outflow by stacking palm fronds between rows of palm trees. In adherence with the Department of Environment’s requirements pertaining to dust particulate emissions, our Segamaha Palm Oil Mill in Sabah has been equipped with a Wet Scrubber system.


Zero Waste Strategy