About Us

As a globally integrated plantation company, SDP is involved in the full spectrum of the palm oil value chain, from upstream to downstream activities, R&D, renewables and agribusiness. We are also involved in rubber and sugarcane plantations as well as cattle rearing.

Quick Facts:

Total land bank - approximately 1 million hectares
  • Over 600,000 ha planted with oil palm
  • Over 11,000 ha planted with rubber
  • Over 5,000 ha planted with sugar cane
  • 9,000ha used as grazing pastures

We are the world’s largest oil palm plantation company by planted area, accounting for about 4% of total global production of CPO, with a strong focus on operational excellence, research, innovation and sustainability.

Our primary activities involve:

  • Developing, cultivating and managing oil palm, rubber and sugarcane plantation estates;
  • Milling of FFB into CPO and PK, processing and sales of rubber and sugarcane; and
  • Cattle rearing and beef production.

In upstream, we operate and manage 241 plantation estates and 71 palm oil mills located in Malaysia, Indonesia, PNG and the Solomon Islands.

  • Crushing of PK into CPKO and PKE;
  • Production and sales of bulk and refined oils and fats (which includes specialty and end-user oils and fats); and
  • Production and sales of nutraceutical products (which includes nutritional supplements such as tocotrienols, and animal nutrition products), oleochemicals,
  • biodiesel products and derivatives.
Our Downstream Operation is present in 16 countries - Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, South Korea, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, China, Germany, United Kingdom, South Africa, Netherlands, United States of America, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands.

  • Other activities including agricultural products and services, production and sales of oil palm seeds and seedlings, research and breeding programmes of oil palm and rubber with special focus on genome science; and
  • Renewables business with a focus on development of green technology and renewable energy which includes bio-based chemicals, biogas and composting.

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. This breakthrough in genome science has resulted in our Genome Select™ Planting Material which was awarded the Edison Award in 2017.

In line with our commitment to be a leader in sustainability, today, SDP is also the world’s largest producer of Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO):

~ 20% market share of the world production by capacity.

We are also one of the founding members of RSPO, a global multi-stakeholder initiative that ensures companies take ownership in producing sustainable palm oil. For the FYE 30 June 2017, about 98% of our Group’s CPO production, totalling about 2.43 million MT is CSPO.

Sime Darby Plantation welcomes partnerships with like-minded organisations to pursue innovative approaches towards developing sustainable products and services in plantation and other related industries.

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