Greenhouse gases (GHG) associated with the greenhouse effect and subsequent global warming are cause by the accumulation of mostly carbon dioxide and other gases such as methane and nitrogen dioxide in the atmosphere. The prinicpal sources of GHG emissions in our operation areas :-

  • Carbon dioxide emissions arising from changes in carbon stock during the development of new plantations
  • Methane emissions from Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) ponds
  • Carbon dioxide emissions arising from the use of fuels by the palm oil mills, transportation and machinery
  • Nitrous oxide emissions from fertilisers

From 1 July 2015, we have committed to no new planting on High Carbon Stock forest and on peatlands. These areas contain rich carbon stocks and are a significant source of GHG emissions if disturbed. We have committed to progressively reduce GHG emissions in our operations.

We have installed methane capture system at one of our palm oil mill where methane emissions generated by the POME is trapped and flared off so that it does not get released into the atmosphere. We are looking to extend similar methane capture facilities to more mills in our operations.

Most of the energy consumption in our plantations and palm oil mills come from renewable sources. Waste materials from our production, such as fibres and shell, are recycled and used as biomass fuel to generate power for our boilers. This helps to cut down our consumption of fossil fuels, by reducing our dependence on electricity from the national and local grids as well as diesel-fired plant generators.

As at 31 December 2017, six of our plantations, with an aggregate plantation area of 48,344 hectares, are ISCC-certified. ISCC-certified products must have at least 35% of GHG emissions savings as compared to fossil fuels which have an emission value of 83.8 grams of carbon dioxide equivalent per megajoule (referring to EU-Renewable Energy Directive 2009).

Sustainability Policy




Environmental Management
• High Carbon Stock
• High Conservation Value
• Peat, Soil and Water Mgmt
• Zero Burning Policy
• Greenhouse Gases
• Integrated Pest Mgmt
• Waste Mgmt


Community Engagement
• Smallholder Partnership
• Community Development


Supply Chain
• Traceability


Employee Relations
• Employment Practices
• Occupational Health & Safety


Sustainability Reports


Grievance Procedure
• Grievance List