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As one of the key participants in the plantation sector, the Group is fully aware of the importance of prudent management of natural resources. To this end, the Group has initiated various environment custodian efforts.
We have successfully implemented several best practices which have helped to conserve and protect the environment. This includes a zero-burning policy which is aimed at minimising pollution. Another example is the unique automated and mechanised composting process designed to use empty fresh fruit bunches to produce organic fertiliser.
We are also a founding member of the Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) which encourages the implementation of good agricultural practices. We have commenced the process of self assessment programmes to ensure that we remain a conscious oil palm grower as preservation of the environment cannot be taken for granted.
Our dedicated efforts to adopt eco-friendly practices throughout the Group continue. By embarking on initiatives for the conservation of the environment, not only are we facilitating the sustainability of our businesses, we are also benefitting the community at large.
With this in mind, we have undertaken efforts to ensure we strictly adhere to environmental policies and regulations. We also closely monitor our waste water quality and air emission levels in order to cut down pollution.
We strive to implement sustainable agricultural practices at our plantation estates. This includes the ongoing zero burning policy in our replanting programme, as well as the use of biogas plants to reduce carbon emissions and optimise energy efficiency. In line with the Government’s Entry Point Project to minimise greenhouse gases, we aim to establish biogas plants to fuel all our palm oil mills by 2020.