Sime Darby Plantation is the plantation and
agri-business arm of the Sime Darby Group,
representing one of the five core Divisions
of the Group. The Division is involved
in oil palm and rubber plantation management
cultivation and downstream activities,
agribusiness and food, as well as Research
& Development (R&D).
The merger of Sime Darby Berhad, Golden Hope
Plantations Berhad and Kumpulan Guthrie
Berhad (completed on 27 November 2007) establishes
Sime Darby Plantation as one of the world’s
largest palm oil producer, producing about
2.3 million tonnes or 4% of the world’s
crude palm oil (CPO) output annually.
The Division spans across the Peninsular,
Sabah and Sarawak in Malaysia, Kalimantan,
Sumatera and Sulawesi in Indonesia and Liberia
with landbank totaling 860,454 hectares,
of which 525,290 hectares have been planted
with oil palm and 8,749 hectares with rubber.
The operations involve the management of
204 estates and 57 Strategic Operating Units
*An SOU refers to a mill and the one to
four estates surrounding it.
* As of 30 September 2013
Sime Darby Plantation has also been granted
by the Government of Liberia with a 63-year
concession to develop 220,000 hectares of
land into oil palm and rubber plantations.
Spread across 4 counties, namely Grand Cape
Mount, Bomi, Bong, and Gbarpolu.
As an integrated plantation company, Sime
Darby Plantation is involved in the full
spectrum of the palm oil value chain. The
Division’s Downstream Operations is represented
in 15 countries namely Malaysia, Singapore,
Indonesia, South Korea, Brazil, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, China,
Hong Kong, Germany, United Kingdom, South
Africa, The Netherlands and the
United States of America. It is involved
in the manufacturing and distribution of
oils and fats products, oleochemicals and
palm oil-based biodiesel. Alongside oil
palm, the Division is also involved in agri-business
activities and the cultivation of rubber.
Sime Darby Plantation is committed to becoming
the world’s premier producer of sustainable
palm oil. The Company’s upstream activities
adhere strictly to industry-proven best
practices. In keeping with the aspiration
of making sustainable futures real for everyone,
the Division makes a conscious and concerted
effort towards the conservation and protection
of the environment, the rehabilitation of
forests, the protection of wildlife and
the promotion of the well-being of communities
within and around its operations.
The Company also invests heavily in R&D
and is the first in the world to successfully
sequence, assemble and annotate the oil
Sime Darby Plantation welcomes partnerships
with like-minded organisations to pursue
innovative approaches towards developing
sustainable products and services in the
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