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The Environment, Towards Greener Environment

Our operations have always adopted a fully integrated approach, including efficient use of raw materials and energy, protection of the environment, and compliance with the environmental laws and regulations. Because our business activities are closely related to natural resources, we endeavour to never strive for financial success at the expense of the future generation. This
means we take responsibility for identifying and minimising the impact on the environment at every step of the process. We have a system in place to ensure that all operations reach the highest environmental standards.

Sustainable Forest Management

In line with our efforts to reduce the impact of harvesting operations on the environment, we have already embarked on Forest Management Certification for all of our timber licences in the Heart of Borneo. We are also using the Reduce Impact Logging (RIL) Harvesting System to reduce soil disturbance, and minimise damage to residual stands and effects on wildlife..

Improved Forest Productivity

As we are well aware of the dire consequences of global warming, preserving the environment has always been our top agenda. The establishment of well-managed forest plantations of the Group aims to conserve biodiversity, protect the environment, and provide sustainable raw material for downstream wood processing in a balanced way. Forests play an important role in moderating climate change. By regenerating forests through reforestation, we hope to contribute towards reducing the effect of global warming. An ongoing forest plantation project of the Group is being carried out in Kapit, Sarawak and we are currently developing a total area of more than 235,000 ha.

Good and Sustainable Agricultural Practice

The Group’s oil palm division is in the process of obtaining Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) Certification and will continue to monitor procedures and systems to ensure that good agronomic practices are prevalent throughout the plantation. Several practices adopted by the Group include a zero burning technique in land clearing and good agricultural practices in water management, manuring and weeding.

 
In short, we do...
1. We practise Reduced Impact Logging ("RIL") techniques to reduce environmental damage.
 
2. Zero burning land clearing technique & good agricultural practices in water management, mourning and weeding.
 
3. Reduction on the use of chemical pesticides.
 
4. Advocation of responsible forest management concepts & appreciates the value of products manufactureud from timber of legal sources. Certifications obtained.
 
5. Invested in biomass power plants for a cleaner environment.
 
6. Preserving the environment reforestation.

In controlling pests, our biological and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practice which involves light traps and planting of beneficial plants, has vastly reduced dependency on the usage of chemical pesticides.

Recycle and Reuse By-Products

By-products from our palm oil mill, such as Mesocarp fibre and palm kernel shells, are also utilised as feedstock for power generation in our palm oil mill. Empty fruit bunches (EFB) are recycled for application in the fields as mulch, whereas palm oil mill effluents (POME) are biologically treated before it is discharged to the watercourse. In addition, we have installed a composting plant at our existing CPO mill to turn oil mill wastes composed mainly of EFB and POME into bio-organic fertilizers.

 

 

Greening initiative

The establishment of well-managed forest plantations of the Group aims to support the Government’s reforestation program that ensures continuous replenishment of the wood resources as well as conserves biodiversity and protects the environment.

Rapid growing forest plantation requires shorter rotation period and thus produce more rapidly than natural forest to adequately meet the wood demand on a sustainable basis and regenerate the habitat for fora and fauna.

We are well aware of the dire consequences of global warming and therefore, preserving the environment has always been our top agenda.

By regenerating forests through reforestation, we hope to contribute towards reducing the effect of global warming as forests absorb noticeable amounts of carbon dioxide which is one of the greenhouse gases that increases the temperature around the globe.

Ongoing forest plantation project of the Group is being carried out in Kapit, Sarawak and we are developing a total area of over 236,000 ha.

 

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96000 Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia.
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