Greenhouse gases (GHG) associated with the greenhouse effect and subsequent global warming are caused by the accumulation of mostly carbon dioxide and other gases such as methane and nitrogen dioxide in the atmosphere. The principal sources of GHG emissions in our operation area are carbon dioxide emissions arising from changes in carbon stock during the development of new plantations and methane emissions from palm oil mill effluent (POME) ponds. In line with our Policy on Sustainable Palm Oil, we are dedicated to developing plans that will progressively reduce our Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions.


REDUCING EMISSIONS FROM LAND USE CHANGE


Since 1 July 2015, as part of our “No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation” (NDPE) commitment, we have not undertaken any new developments on peat areas at any depth, as well as areas identified as High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests using the HCS Approach. We believe that this will help reduce our Group’s overall emissions significantly over the long term.


REDUCING EMISSIONS FROM METHANE CAPTURE


As at end of 2019, we have three methane capture facilities in operation. The estimated reduction in GHG emissions for each facility is approximately 0.51 tonne of CO2e for each tonne of crude palm oil (CPO) produced, based on the International Sustainability Carbon Certification (ISCC) calculation methodology. In 2019, these facilities helped the Group to prevent the emissions of approximately 81,000 tonnes of CO2e. In the same year, we also installed new methane capture facilities at two mills, and plan to install an additional facility in 2020.


As at 31 December 2019, 51,020 hectares of our nucleus plantations and six palm oil mills were certified under the ISCC scheme. 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

  

Certifications

  

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
• FPIC
• Smallholder Partnership
• Community Development

  

Supply Chain
• Traceability

  

Employee Relations
• Employment Practices
• Occupational Health & Safety

  

Sustainability Reports

  

Grievance Procedure
• Grievance List