As part of our sustainable practices, the zero-burning replanting technique is a standard practice for all oil palm replanting within Boustead Plantations Berhad.
Zero burning is the practice of felling and shredding old oil palm trees and leaving the shredded materials to decompose naturally.
The environmentally friendly technique contributes to sustainable palm oil production by recycling nutrients in the palm biomass. It minimises soil degradation and improves the utilisation of nutrients released from the decomposing palm biomass by the newly replanted palms.
Planning and organisation for planting is done in greater details by taking into account all known managerial, agronomic and climatic factors in order to ensure that the practices are sustainable.
The zero-burning technique is part of our wider Good Agricultural Practices (GAP). Our commitment to sustainability remains consistent with the principles of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG).