HCV/HCS PROTECTION & MANAGEMENT
In line with the RSPO, we are committed to preserving and protecting High Conservation Value (HCV) as well as High Carbon Stock (HCS) sites. HCV are areas that are important due to their biological, ecological, social or cultural value, while HCS are essential forest sites that contain large stores of carbon (i.e. trees) and/or biodiversity.
HCV area1,131.1 HA
Conservation land276.25 HA
Our plantation boundaries are adjacent to many forested regions that support various ecosystems. Our Johor plantations border the Endau-Rompin National Park and the Labis Forest Reserve. As a responsible operator in these regions, our environmental management practices aim to minimise environmental impacts and focus on conserving our nation’s natural habitats.
Labis Forest ReserveSungai Tawing Estate
Endau Rompin National ParkTereh Utara Estate Sungai Sembrong Estate
Endau-Rompin National Park
Labis Forest Reserve
HOW DO WE DO IT?
ENHANCING HUMAN ELEPHANT
TREE PLANTING PROGRAMME
We have been maintaining wildlife corridors that link natural habitats within our estates since 2011 allowing for the unimpeded movement of animals which is important for their survival. We have a Biodiversity policy in place, prohibiting hunting, fishing and taking of fauna within the estate and adjacent areas. Regular inspection and monitoring in our buffer zones are done to monitor the status of wildlife on our estates. We also collaborate with several organisations on anti-poaching programmes:
Through our subscription to the Global Forest Watch satellite provider, we strive to ensure that our supply chain lives up to our “No Deforestation, No New Development on Peat and No Exploitation of People and Local Communities” (NDPE) Policy by monitoring deforestation in our supply base.
within our boundaries during our routine monitoring for the year.
A key biodiversity issue has been the encroachment of elephants into our estates and neighbouring residential areas. We work closely with related government agencies and NGOs, collaborating on research focused on Human-Elephant Conflict in oil palm plantations. Some of our other mitigating efforts include:
Established wildlife corridors that link natural habitat which allow the unimpeded movement of animals which important for their survival
Discovered the potential of implementing biological fences that can serve as food sources to the elephant
Tree Planting program under
Infaq Warisan Program
From 2023 to 2033,
the total number of trees to be planted will amount to
(1,088 ha x 625 trees),
contributing to approximately total 8,268 MT of carbon dioxide sequestered from the atmosphere.
(Trees to be planted in collaboration with external parties)
REDUCTION OF CARBON EMISSIONS
To achieve our target of 50% carbon emission reduction from our 2012 baseline by 2025, we have adopted short-term and long-term initiatives which includes the integration of waste and pollution management and the production of renewable energy.
Discover our percentage of reduction below:
MT CO2e / MT CPO & PK
reduction*1.13 MT CO2e/ MT CPO & PK
reduction*0.93 MT CO2e/ MT CPO & PK
Our projected Target
*Reduction statistics based on comparison to the baseline year 2012
*Calculate using the RSPO PalmGHG calculator
We have been generating Renewable Energy (RE) using waste from our mills since 2016, when our first biogas plant was commissioned. Through the generation of RE, we are able to significantly reduce our carbon footprint through lower electricity offtake from the national grid and lower methane emissions from our bio-waste.
Recognising the importance of conserving water and ensuring water quality in the country’s waterways, we strive to manage water responsibly to prevent contamination as well as excessive water use in our operations.
MANAGING WATER QUALITY
Over the last five years, we have been successful in maintaining our BOD below DOE’s requirements, while fully complying with the Environment Quality Act 1974 through the following steps:
- Planting fast-growing leguminous cover crops in erosion-prone areas to prevent erosion in our estates.
- Reduce water pollution from heavy metals, by combining inorganic and organic fertilisers derived from EFB
- Monitor the Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) of surrounding water bodies.
In order to reduce our consumption, we also recycle water from steriliser condensates in our mills.
Mill water consumption was at
1.13 m3 per tonne of FFB
which is below the targeted
1.2m3 per tonne of FFB
OTHER EFFORTS INCLUDE:
ACHIEVEMENTS & TARGETS
As of 2022,
reduction since 2012
reduction by 2025
commitment to No Deforestation, No Peat, and No Exploitation throughout our chain of operations
INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT
Active ingredient used in 2022 decreased to
compared to 0.90 litres/ha in 2021