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 2.44 million tonnes or
5% 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 877,299 hectares,
of which 524,543 hectares have been planted with oil palm and the rest with rubber.
The operations involve the management of 202 estates and 58 Strategic Operating
Units (SOUs)* in both countries.
*An SOU refers to a mill and the one to four estates surrounding it.
* As of December 2012
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
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 14 countries namely Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan,
China, Hong Kong, Germany, United Kingdom, South Africa, The Netherlands, Canada
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
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
The Company also invests heavily in R&D and is the first in the world to successfully
sequence, assemble and annotate the oil palm genome.
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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