The main waste product from our milling process include empty fruit bunches (EFB), fibres, palm kernel (PK) shells and palm oil mill effluent (POME), which are predominantly reused, recovered and recycled.


Waste Recovery and Usage

Waste

Reused, Recovered and Recycled

EFB

Approximately 94% used as mulch in the plantations, and the remaining to generate power at our facilities

Fibres

Approximately 99% used to generate power at our facilities

PK shells

Approximately 63% used to generate power at our facilities

POME

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


EFB is applied as mulch in the plantations to conserve moisture in soil, improve soil fertility and reduce weed growth. Fibres and PK shells are used to generate power in our palm oil mills and refineries.


To minimise effluent discharge, POME generated is treated and repurposed as organic fertiliser which reduces our need for commercial fertiliser. Prior to application of treated POME into our plantations, it will be monitored to ensure compliance with government regulated limits.


Hazardous Waste

Hazardous waste generated include pesticide packaging, expired pesticides, used batteries, used lubricants and filters, empty paint cans and printer cartridges, and needles from health clinics.


We also have power plants at our palm oil processing complexes which supplies electricity to our factories and facilities. Coal and EFB fibre are used as fuel in our power plants which produces waste including Fly Ash and Bottom Ash (FABA). Spent bleaching earth (SBE) is another solid waste generated from our refineries.


All hazardous waste is 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. We also put in place operational procedures which covers leakage handling.


Facilities are inspected weekly and waste is collected by licensed third-parties for proper disposal in accordance with national legislations.

 
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