All organic plantation wastes and by-products from our milling activities are predominantly reused, recovered and recycled. Palm oil mill effluent (POME), empty fruit bunches (EFB), fibres and shells are the by-products of our palm oil production.

Waste Recovery and Usage


Reused, Recovered and Recycled

Empty fruit bunches

Approximately 94% used as organic fertiliser, and

the remaining to generate power at our facilities

Mesocarp fibres

Approximately 99% used to generate power at our facilities


Approximately 68% used to generate power at our facilities

Palm oil mill effluent

Approximately 95% treated and used as organic fertiliser

Oil palm trunks and fronds

100% left in the plantations to decompose naturally,

acting as organic fertiliser

Treated POME is repurposed in our plantations as organic fertiliser. POME is collected in anaerobic open ponds on our estates for treatment and POME parameters are monitored regularly to ensure their compliance with the government regulated limit for effluent land application. In addition to POME, EFB are also applied to land as organic fertiliser. EFB can be applied as mulch to conserve soil moisture, improve soil fertility, and reduce weed growth. Fibres and shells are used to generate power in our palm oil mills and refineries for our boiler.

We have an operational procedure covering hazardous waste handling activities including leakage handling. Hazardous waste streams include pesticide packaging, expired pesticides, used batteries, used lubricants and filters, empty paint cans and printer cartridges and needles from health clinics. All hazardous waste streams are segregated, labelled and stored within secure, fire resistant temporary storage facilities that are equipped with spillage containment kits, alarms, firefighting equipment and first aid kits. Facilities are inspected weekly and waste is collected by licensed third-party hazardous waste collectors. These procedures fulfil the international and national sustainability standards.

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