Our Sustainability Journey

As the world´s largest producer of certified sustainable palm oil, Sime Darby Plantation plays a leading role in the development and promotion of sustainable practices in the palm oil sector. We are a founding member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and we seek to advance the production, procurement and use of sustainable oil palm products.

Our commitment to sustainable development resonates with the Group's brand promise of Delivering Sustainable Futures. We believe that there is no alternative to sustainable development. We work closely with our business partners who are as committed to sustainability and social responsibility as we are. As we continue on this journey, we welcome constructive feedback and dialogue at all times. 

We appreciate that the journey to achieve sustainability is not something we can undertake on our own and thus we actively engage with all our stakeholders in order to help us achieve our targets for sustainable development.
 

Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are global goals set by the United Nations and it is a call to action for all stakeholders globally on sustainable development. Sime Darby Plantation aligns all its sustainability efforts to the SDGs, and we have developed an articulation on how we approach and contribute to the SDGs.

Sime Darby Plantation's Approach to the SDGs.pdf
 
Performance Snapshot
World’s largest supplier of fully-segregated, traceable, and RSPO-certified palm oil 385,000 tonnes annual capacity.


Sustainability Performance Snapshot FY 2015/16

 
97%
RSPO CERTIFICATION
100%
MSPO CERTIFICATION


Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil

96%
ISPO CERTIFICATION
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Sime Darby Plantation's Supply Chain
 

  • Fully Segregated Supply Chain for Sustainable CPO.
  • With a capacity of 385,000 tonnes annually, every shipment of palm oil through our fully segregated supply chain is completely traceable down to its supplying estate and mill.
  • This means that consumers can be completely assured that all the palm oil used in their products are from sustainable sources.


 
  Estate Mill Downstream Processing
Key Initiatives Biodiversity protection, ERT tree planting, field audits, 5S implementation, organic fertiliser application Biogas capture, continuous improvement initiatives including LSS and 5S, emission controls, oil extraction rate (OER) enhancement Sime Darby Innovation Centres create specialised solutions for customers in diverse markets
R&D Efforts Seeds development, biotechnology applications, plantation advisory services Processing technology, waste management, advisory services Anti-obesity oils and fats, enzymatic rearrangement to reduce chemical usage, Vitamin E production


Labour Standards

Approach

We aim to address any grievance or complaints by an employee or a third party fairly, effectively and locally. Our Grievance Policy provides a framework for non-discriminatory and fair treatment of all cases involving all parties. This includes the lowest organisational management level and/or point of origin. A whistleblowing channel is also available on our employees portal to enable employees to anonymously report actual, potential, or suspected wrongdoings without fearing repercussions.

Our Plantation Division has developed its own procedures in handling land disputes and social issues. These procedures are followed as the initial steps in addressing disputes before proceeding with individual issues on a case-to-case basis.
 
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