Press Releases and Public Updates

7 August 2020

Sime Darby Plantation’s Response to the Statement Made by Liberty Shared dated 4 August 2020

We refer to the statement made by Liberty Shared (LS) dated 4 August 2020 titled ‘Response from Liberty Shared to statement by Sime Darby Plantation Berhad dated 10th July 2020 and statement by Malaysia’s Ministry of Human Resources dated 16th July 2020’.
28 July 2020

Sime Darby Oils Joins Zoo Negara’s Wildlife Sponsorship Programme to Highlight the Importance of Sustainable Palm Oil and Wildlife Conservation

Sime Darby Oils (SDO), the downstream division of Sime Darby Plantation Berhad (SDP), today announced the official adoption of a Malayan tiger and two Sumatran orangutans via the Zoo Negara’s Wildlife Sponsorship programme.
21 July 2020

Amicable Settlement of Application for Judicial Review Pertaining to Sime Darby Plantation’s Land in Mukim Merlimau, Daerah Jasin, Melaka

Sime Darby Plantation Berhad (SDP) is pleased to announce that an amicable settlement has been reached between the parties in relation to a Judicial Review application made by SDP against the Pengarah Tanah dan Galian Negeri Melaka, Pentadbir Tanah Daerah Jasin, the State Government of Melaka and GI A Resources Sdn Bhd.
10 July 2020

Sime Darby Plantation’s Response to Liberty Shared’s Petition to the United States Customs and Border Protection (2nd Statement)

We refer to our statement dated 8 July 2020 in response to a petition submitted by Liberty Shared (LS) to the US Customs and Border Protection on 20 April 2020, to block Sime Darby Plantation’s (SDP) exports to the United States, which is estimated at USD3 million annually (based on FY2019 volumes).
8 July 2020

Statement on Petition Submitted to U.S. Customs and Border Protection concerning Sime Darby Plantation Berhad

As a responsible producer of palm oil, Sime Darby Plantation Berhad (SDP) is concerned over the serious allegations in a petition that was submitted to the United States (US) Customs and Border Protection on 20th April 2020 to “exclude palm oil and palm oil products produced wholly or in part by forced labour and child labour by Sime Darby Plantation Berhad (SDP) owned and affiliated companies” which was made public by Liberty Shared yesterday.
30 June 2020

Sime Darby Plantation’s Subsidiary Develops Guideline for Implementation of Zero Burning Campaign Amid COVID-19 in Fight Against Haze

Sime Darby Plantation (SDP) through its Indonesian subsidiary, Minamas Plantation (Minamas), is taking steps to overcome the challenges of implementing its ‘Sustainable Community-based Fire Prevention’ or ‘Desa Mandiri Cegah Api’ (DMCA) programme by developing a guideline for running the programme amidst the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.
30 June 2020

Sime Darby Plantation Appoints New Chairman

Sime Darby Plantation (“SDP”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Hj Megat Najmuddin bin Datuk Seri Dr. Hj Megat Khas as Chairman of the Board of Directors (“the Board”) of the Company effective 1 July 2020.
24 June 2020

PONGO Alliance: Oil Palm Growers and Conservation Practitioners Collaborate for Orangutan Conservation

An alliance of oil palm growers, businesses and conservation practitioners, called PONGO Alliance, is developing guidelines for best management practices (BMP) to support sustainable palm oil production that includes safe spaces for wild orangutans outside of protected areas.
11 June 2020

Sime Darby Plantation Publishes its Oil Palm Genome to Support The Company’s Ambition for a Deforestation-Free Industry

Sime Darby Plantation (SDP), the world’s largest producer of certified sustainable palm oil, today announced the publication of its oil palm genome research that has paved the way for the Company to produce significantly more oil palm yield on its existing land.