SUSTAINABILITY

SUSTAINABLE BY DESIGN

Here at JPG, sustainability means closing the loop in circularity and creating a clean efficient ecosystem that minimises waste and maximises output. We believe we have what it takes to become the industry’s champion of ESG practices from seed to Crude Palm Oil and Palm Kernel with our active commitments to a regenerative ecosystem, employee welfare and well-being as well as traceability throughout the value chain.

WE AIM TO GO ABOVE AND BEYOND INDUSTRY NORMS AND METRICS TO PRESERVE OUR LEGACY BY ENSURING ALL OUR OPERATIONS ARE DESIGNED AND EXECUTED SUSTAINABLY.

CERTIFICATION AND CONSERVATION

100%
Of own plantations area is RSPO-certified, an assurance that we comply with sustainability requirements of the RSPO standards.

75.22%
CSPO sold as RSPO certified (CSPO)

61.23%
CSPK sold as RSPO certified (CSPK)

1,311.10 ha
Of HCV area

276.25 ha
Conservation areas

SUPPLY CHAIN MONITORING AND COMPLIANCE TO JOHOR PLANTATIONS' NDPE POLICY

60,339 ha
Own Groups Supplier

10,715.38 ha
External Supplier

ZERO
Deforestation cases in our own and supplier’s operation since 2018

100%
Compliance by suppliers to Kulim’s ESG commitments through ESG Pledge

GRIEVANCE

100%
Grievance cases closed

100%
Grievance mechanism socialisation has been completed for workers at all levels

Actively promoting the grievance mechanism channel focus on women through the Women Onwards (WOW) channel

TRACEABILITY

87.52%
Total traceability to Plantation

39.43%
Of total traceability to external suppliers’ plantation

9.63%
Increase in external FFB RSPO-certified

PROTECTING HUMAN RIGHTS

Maintained LTAR below 10 (per 200,000 working hours)
Currently at1.44

Maintained severity rate below 3.5 year-on-year;
Currently at2.43

Maintained
0
Fatalities for two years in a row (2021 & 2022)

Last updated as of December 2022

OUR SUSTAINABILITY FRAMEWORK

WHAT WE BELIEVE IN

DELIVERING POSITIVE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS

MATERIAL MATTERS
  • GHG emissions
  • Energy management
  • Waste and wastewater management
TARGET

Halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2025 with net zero aspirations by 2050

CONTRIBUTING TO THE COMMUNITY

MATERIAL MATTERS
  • Community relations
TARGET

Stronger community through positive social impacts

PROMOTING TRANSPARENCY & ACCOUNTABILITY

MATERIAL MATTERS
  • Management of legal and regulatory environment
  • Business ethics
  • Business model resilience
TARGET

Industry best practices on governance and ethics

SAFEGUARDING HUMAN RIGHTS

MATERIAL MATTERS
  • Labour practices
  • Human rights
  • Employee health and safety
TARGET

Industry best practices on environmental and labour standards

OUR SUSTAINABILITY ASPIRATION

We aim to enhance transparency on our sustainability approach and progress via our roadmap and key targets in order to be the most progressive, efficient, profitable and respectable agribusiness company in the region, adhering to our principles of People, Planet, Profit, Peace and Prosperity.

ESG PILLARS

ENVIRONMENT

Advancing our climate-positive mission

SOCIAL

Empowering our community

GOVERNANCE

Building resilience into our value chain

DELIVERING POSITIVE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

CARBON EMISSION REDUCTION

2012:1.76MT CO2e per MT of CPO and PK

47% reduction from baseline

2022:0.93MT CO2e per MT of CPO and PK

INCREASE UTILISATION OF RENEWABLE ENERGY (RE) IN OPERATING UNITS

As of 2022:67.21%

Target:70%

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CONTRIBUTING TO THE COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & INVESTMENT

Contributions through Yayasan Johor Corporation and JPG CSR initiatives

HUMAN RIGHTS & FAIR LABOUR PRACTICES

  • Living conditions
  • Managing overtime
  • No child labor
  • Grievance mechanism
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GOVERNANCE FOR GOOD

TOLERANCE FOR BRIBERY & CORRUPTION

Highlighting Anti Bribery related policies and ABMS requirements

PROMOTE TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY

  • Strive to achieve 100% supplier traceability
  • Established a strong risk management and compliance culture
  • Upholding integrity and ethical business conducts
  • Ensure high quality reporting and disclosure practices
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OUR COMMITMENT TO THE UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

Since the establishment of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015, we have mapped our initiatives against these global imperatives. Below are the 10 SDGs that we have identified as the most relevant to our operations and we are committed to align our sustainability initiatives with individual targets set within the goals.

MEMBERSHIPS

Roundtable on SustainablePalm Palm Oil (RSPO)

Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO)

United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)

SASPO

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

The Malaysia Nature Society (MNS)

COLLABORATION

Earthworm Foundation (EF)

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)

2022 SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

Find our latest Sustainability Report here to keep up to date on our ESG initiatives, targets and impact.

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  • PERSATUAN PEMULIHARAAN HIDUPAN LIAR (WCS)

    Persatuan Pemuliharaan Hidupan Liar (WCS) adalah sebuah organisasi bukan keuntungan yang berdedikasi untuk melindungi hidupan liar dan ekosistem semula jadi. Kolaborasi kami tertumpu pada beberapa strategi pemuliharaan, termasuklah menetapkan dan menguruskan kawasan dilindungi. Kawasan-kawasan ini menjadi pusat perlindungan untuk hidupan liar, mengekalkan kepelbagaian biologi, dan mempromosi pengurusan sumber serta tanah secara lestari. Program kolaborasi yang dilaksanakan adalah termasuk melindungi habitat, membanteras penyeludupan hidupan liar, dan merangka pelan pemuliharaan untuk memastikan kelangsungan kehidupan beberapa spesies terancam.

  • YAYASAN EARTHWORM (EF)

    Yayasan Earthworm, dikenali dahulu sebagai The Forest Trust (TFT), adalah sebuah organisasi bukan keuntungan yang berdedikasi untuk mempromosi kelestarian dan amalan penyumberan beretika dalam pelbagai industri, khususnya minyak sawit. Menjalin kerjasama dengan Yayasan Earthworm melambangkan komitmen kami untuk mengguna pakai amalan-amalan yang beretika dan bertanggungjawab.

  • PERSATUAN PENCINTA ALAM MALAYSIA (MNS)

    Persatuan Pencinta Alam Malaysia (MNS) adalah sebuah organisasi bukan kerajaan (NGO) yang tertumpu pada usaha pemuliharaan warisan semula jadi Malaysia. Kami komited dan aktif:

    • Melibatkan diri dalam semua bengkel, acara dan aktiviti MNS
    • Menyertai projek pemuliharaan dan lawatan padang
    • Mengambil peluang untuk menjalin hubungan dengan ahli-ahli lain atau pakar bidang
    • Menyokong dan melibatkan diri dalam inisiatif serta kempen pemuliharaan MNS
  • INISIATIF PELAPORAN GLOBAL (GRI)

    Inisiatif Pelaporan Global (GRI) mempunyai sebuah komuniti yang terdiri daripada beberapa organisasi yang terlibat secara aktif dalam pelaporan kelestarian dan menggunakan rangka kerja GRI sebagai panduan. Kami komited untuk:

    • Terus menjadi mendahului industri sebagai pemain utama dan menjadi organisasi pertama yang membawa pembangunan berkaitan GRI, Piawaian GRI dan trend-trend dalam landskap pelaporan kelestarian
    • Melengkapkan organisasi dengan pengetahuan praktikal, peralatan dan inspirasi untuk mencapai tahap ketelusan korporat yang tertinggi
    • Memahami dan mempraktikkan amalan pelaporan kelestarian yang terbaik
    • Memupuk inovasi di peringkat global melalaui kolaborasi serta meningkatkan lagi kualiti pendedahan
  • SASPO

    SASPO, yang dikelola oleh WWF-Singapura, adalah suatu inisiatif perniagaan yang menyatukan syarikat dari pelbagai sektor untuk menangani isu rantaian bekalan berkenaan minyak sawit dan berusaha meningkatkan bekalan dan permintaan minyak sawit lestari yang diperakui. Kami berdedikasi untuk mencapai sasaran penggunaan 100% minyak sawit yang bebas daripada penebangan hutan dan penukaran ekosistem semula jadi), serta berusaha mendapatkan 100% minyak sawit lestari yang diperakui RSPO.

  • KOMPAK GLOBAL PERTUBUHAN BANGSA-BANGSA BERSATU (UNGC)

    UNGC, atau Kompak Global Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu, adalah suatu inisiatif sukarela yang menggalakkan perniagaan dan organisasi untuk mengguna pakai polisi serta amalan lestari yang selaras dengan tanggungjawab sosial kami. Kami berusaha untuk menyediakan suatu rangka kerja yang akan menyelaraskan pengoperasian dan strategi kami dengan sepuluh prinsip global yang umum termasuklah perkara melibatkan hak asasi manusia, tenaga kerja, alam sekitar dan antirasuah.

  • MINYAK SAWIT LESTARI MALAYSIA (“MSPO”)

    MSPO, atau Minyak Sawit Lestari Malaysia Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil, adalah suatu skim pensijilan yang dibangunkan oleh Majlis Pensijilan Minyak Sawit Malaysia (MPOCC) untuk menggalakkan pemupukan amalan lestari dalam industri minyak sawit Malaysia. Kami berusaha untuk menunjukkan komitmen kami terhadap pengeluaran minyak sawit yang mampan melalui pensijilan MSPO. Pematuhan terhadap syarat pensijilan MSPO membawa beberapa kelebihan, termasuklah pengiktirafan sebagai pengeluar minyak sawit yang lestar, akses pada peluang pasaran yang mengutamakan penyumberan lestari, dan kebenaran untuk meletakan logo MSPO pada produk yang diperakui. Penerimaan sijil ini menunjukkan komitmen organisasi kami untuk memikul tanggungjawab alam sekitar dan sosial dalam industri minyak sawit.

  • MEJA BULAT BERKENAAN MINYAK SAWIT LESTARI (“RSPO”)

    Keahilan RSPO boleh dipohon secara sukarela dan terbuka kepada semua organisasi yang terlibat dalam mana-mana bahagian di rantaian bekalan minyak sawit atau berminat untuk mempromosi amalan pengeluaran minyak sawit yang lestari. Untuk menjadi ahli RSPO, terdapat beberapa kriteria tertentu yang perlu dipenuhi di samping mematuhi Prinsip dan Kriteria RSPO untuk Pengeluaran Minyak Sawit Lestari. Johor Plantations Berhad menyertai RSPO pada tahun 2004 di bawah nama syarikat induk kami, Perbadanan Johor. Syarikat kami berdedikasi untuk mengekalkan status pensijilan yang diterima dan mematuhi Prinsip & Kriteria RSPO sepenuhnya.

  • WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY (WCS)

    Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is a global non-profit organisation dedicated to conserving wildlife and protecting natural ecosystems. Our collaboration focuses on a range of conservation strategies, including establishing and managing protected areas. These protected areas provide safe havens for wildlife, preserve biodiversity, and promote sustainable land and resource management. The collaboration program also includes protecting habitats, combating wildlife trafficking, and implementing conservation plans to ensure the survival of key species.

  • EARTHWORM FOUNDATION (EF)

    Earthworm Foundation, formerly known as The Forest Trust (TFT), is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting sustainability and responsible sourcing practices in various industries, especially palm oil. Engaging with Earthworm Foundation signifies a commitment to responsible and ethical practices.

  • THE MALAYSIA NATURE SOCIETY (MNS)

    The Malaysia Nature Society (MNS) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) focused on the conservation of Malaysia’s natural heritage. We are committed and active:

    • Involvement in MNS activities, events, and workshops
    • Participate in conservation projects and field trips
    • Networking opportunities with other members and experts in the field
    • Support and involvement in MNS conservation initiatives and campaigns
  • GLOBAL REPORTING INITIATIVE (GRI)

    Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has a community of organisations that are actively engaged in sustainability reporting and use the GRI framework as a guide. We are committed to:

    • Stay ahead of the curve and be the first in developments regarding GRI, the GRI Standards and trends in the sustainability reporting landscape
    • Equip the organisation with practical knowledge, tools and inspiration to achieve stronger internal alignment on corporate transparency
    • Gain first-hand understanding of best sustainability reporting practices
    • Foster global innovation through collaboration and improve the quality of disclosure
  • SASPO

    SASPO is a business initiative that brings companies together across varying sectors to tackle supply chain issues around palm oil and work towards increasing the supply and demand of certified sustainable palm oil in Singapore. SASPO, facilitated by WWF-Singapore, is a business initiative that brings companies together across varying sectors to tackle supply chain issues around palm oil and work towards increasing the supply and demand of certified sustainable palm oil. We are committed to 100% of palm oil consumed free from deforestation and conversion of natural ecosystems), and are committed to procure 100% RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil.

  • UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL COMPACT (UNGC)

    UNGC, which stands for United Nations Global Compact, is a voluntary initiative that encourages businesses and organisations to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies and practices. We are committed to provide a framework for businesses to align our operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles covering human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption.

  • MALAYSIAN SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL (MSPO)

    MSPO, which stands for Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil, is a certification scheme developed by the Malaysian Palm Oil Certification Council (MPOCC) to promote sustainable practices in the Malaysian palm oil industry. We are committed to demonstrate our commitment to sustainable palm oil production through MSPO certification. Compliance with MSPO certification provides several benefits, including recognition as a sustainable palm oil producer, access to market opportunities that prioritise sustainable sourcing, and the ability to use the MSPO logo on certified products. It also demonstrates our organisation’s commitment to environmental and social responsibility in the palm oil industry.

  • ROUNDTABLE ON SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL (RSPO)

    Membership in RSPO is voluntary and open to organisations that are involved in any part of the palm oil supply chain or have an interest in promoting sustainable palm oil practices. To become a member of RSPO, we must meet certain criteria and comply with the RSPO Principles and Criteria for Sustainable Palm Oil Production. Johor Plantations Berhad joined the RSPO in 2004 under the name of its parent company, Johor Corporation. The company is committed to maintaining the certification and full compliance with RSPO Principles & Criteria.