Sime Darby Plantation, the world’s largest producer of certified sustainable palm oil, launched its Responsible Agriculture Charter (RAC) today to improve its agriculture practices further through responsible and sustainable agricultural development.
We refer to an article published on Mongabay on 14 September headlined Liberia land policy a ‘challenge to national development’. Sime Darby Plantation would like to categorically state that it is not involved in any ‘land grabs’.
Sime Darby Plantation (SDP) is collaborating with Wild Asia (WA), a Malaysian-based social enterprise, to assist small oil palm producers in the Lower Kinabatangan area in Sabah to be part of its sustainable palm oil value chain.
Seven years after successfully decoding the oil palm genome, Sime Darby Plantation commenced its first large scale planting of Genome Select high yielding oil palms, a major milestone that will allow the company to produce more oil with existing land.