Our Company

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 the world’s largest oil palm plantation company by planted area, accounting for about 3.3% of total global production of CPO.
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. SDP is the world’s largest producer of certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO) with a production of 2.496 million mt (as at 31 Dec 2019).

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

Quick Facts:

Total land bank - approximately 776,812 hectares
  • Over 583,766 ha planted with oil palm**
  • Over 12,541 ha planted with rubber**
  • Over 5,613 ha planted with sugar cane**
**Following SDP's Liberia Asset Divestment
**Planted hectarage as of 15 Sept 2020

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 240 plantation estates and 69 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 speciality 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, Thailand, Japan, China, Germany, United Kingdom, South Africa, The Netherlands, Philippines, UAE, United States of America, Papua New Guinea and the 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 focusing on the development of green technology and renewable energy, which includes bio-based chemicals and biogas.
Committed to operational excellence, innovation and sustainability, SDP has R&D and Innovation Centres located across the globe with over 190 technocrats, scientists and technicians assisting to improve every aspect of our value chain; from developing quality planting materials and environmental-friendly fertilisers to enhancing the systems and processes in cultivating, harvesting and milling, to manufacturing not only high quality but also traceable refined palm oil and palm kernel products.

The Company 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.

SDP 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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