Labour Practices
Sime Darby Plantation employs more than 100,000 people in its locations worldwide. Our people are our most important assets and we strive to provide the best working conditions for them. In our plantations, we aim to provide best-in-class housing and living amenities to workers and their families. As part of our sustainability strategy, we have embarked on a number of initiatives to enhance social welfare for and provide protection to our people. In Malaysia, Sime Darby Plantation is a major employer, employing a significant number of local and foreign workers. Through our commitment towards being an employer of choice, we ensure that equal opportunities exist for all and do not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We support organisations such as Malayan Agricultural Producers Association (MAPA) and other plantation worker unions.

Gender Committee
Gender Committee
women development at the workplace & in the community
Peer to peer
learning platform
conducive environment for work-life balance
To promote
social well-being within the plantation community
To promote
active participation of female workers

The Gender Committee is an initiative at our upstream operations involving estates and mills where women are provided a platform to develop and participate in enhancing their safety and health, education, and skills. The Gender Committee organises awareness sessions on breast cancer, financial planning and retirement, and organises community gatherings and events. An important element of the Gender Committee is a grievance platform where workers who are facing issues at the workplace are able to disclose and report with privacy and without fear. A specially-formed unit has been assigned to investigate and receive reports from affected women and handle them with discretion and in accordance with set procedures.

Child Protection Policy
Child Protection Policy
  • Awareness
  • Identification
  • Prevention
  • Media & IT
  • Training of employees
  • Events and activities
  • Sustain child-safe environment
  • Code of Business Conduct
Monitoring & Evaluation
Recommendation ofprocess improvement
Working together with authorities

We ensure that our operations do not employ children and provide awareness training to all employees on the importance of child protection. We seek to prevent any occurrence of mistreatment of children and make available an easily accessible avenue to identify and correct any cases where the policy has been violated.

Sime Darby Plantation’s child protection policy ensures that children of employees who live within our housing complexes are provided adequate protection and care.

Building Estates’ Sustainability & Transformation (BEST)
The Building Estates’ Sustainability & Transformation (BEST)initiative seeks to increase our talent pool in our estates through the training of young school-leavers in the cultivation of oil palm.

Working With Our Local Communities
In all of our operations, we strive to make a positive impact on communities and seek to protect the rights and needs of local and indigenous populations. We provide employment, raise living standards, and assist communities through training and development. We have carried out external and internal social impact assessments for all our plantations, including those in Liberia and Indonesia which have yet to be RSPO-certified.

Responsible Sourcing
We developed responsible sourcing guidelines in approaching our third party suppliers in Malaysia and Indonesia. The implementation of the guidelines is crucial in ensuring our suppliers adopt best practices and are aligned with our sustainability commitment.
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