Press Releases and Public Updates | Sime Darby Plantation

Press Releases and Public Updates

November 2020

Sime Darby Plantation’s Response to the AP News Article dated 18 November 2020

Sime Darby Plantation Berhad (SDP) refers to a news article published by the Associated Press (AP) dated 18 November 2020 and reiterates our zero tolerance for any forms of sexual or human rights violations, exploitation or any other criminal offences in our operations and supply chains.

November 2020

SDP Appoints Independent Experts to Further Strengthen its Human Rights Compliance

Sime Darby Plantation Berhad (SDP) has appointed PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and an independent international NGO specialising in migrant worker rights to support efforts to further strengthen its human rights commitments and compliance.

October 2020

MARC Affirms Ratings on Sime Darby Plantation

MARC has affirmed Sime Darby Plantation Berhad’s (SD Plantation) corporate credit rating at AAA with a stable outlook.

October 2020

News Reports on Possible US Import Ban

Sime Darby Plantation Berhad (SDP) refers to recent news reports identifying it as the “next major plantation firm” facing a withhold release order or import ban, by the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

September 2020

Sime Darby Plantation Takes Pride in Providing Training and Employment to Parolees Under the Corporate Smart Internship Programme

In response to recent concerns over the hiring of parolees in its Malaysian operations, Sime Darby Plantation (SDP) reaffirms our pledge and commitment to protecting the rights of all our workers including the parolees who have voluntarily agreed to a paid placement in our plantations under the Corporate Smart Internship (CSI) programme held in collaboration with the Malaysian Prison Department (MPD).