Kuala Lumpur, 16 July 2016 - With reference to recent statements quoted in the media, Sime Darby Plantation would like to clarify the following:
The Company has been cooperating with the authorities including the Department of Environment, Badan Kawalselia Air Johor and Syarikat Air Johor since Wednesday, 13 July 2016. Our checks have shown that there was no physical evidence of Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) being the cause of contamination.
To further confirm that fact as well as to rule out the possibility of contamination from fertilizer application in our estate, the Company has taken water samples from various points in both Sungai Remis and Sungai Sayong (both lead into Sungai Johor) and tested them at its own R&D labs. The results and physical verification conducted on the site indicate that indeed there was no clear evidence the mill or the estate could be the cause of ammonia contamination. In the interest of transparency and open disclosure, Sime Darby Plantation will update the authorities on these results and assist them in further investigation.
Sime Darby Plantation would like to confirm that the Company had received a Notice of 60-day Suspension of License for its Ulu Remis Palm Oil Mill from the Department of Environment of Johor on 14 July 2016. The Notice was issued due to an overflow of treated POME in 1 out of 109 field furrows. Furthermore, these effluent overflow traces have been contained and captured by our field control trenches to ensure there were no spillages into any waterways. The notice was issued to rectify this 1 furrow, which, as of July 16th, has been done.
Sime Darby Plantation will continue to cooperate fully with the local authorities to determine the actual cause of high ammonia content in Sungai Johor. The Company is committed to protecting the environment and conserving biodiversity through sustainable development. This is a prime consideration in all aspects and stages of our plantation operations.
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-analytics||11 months||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Analytics".|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-functional||11 months||The cookie is set by GDPR cookie consent to record the user consent for the cookies in the category "Functional".|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary||11 months||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Necessary".|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-others||11 months||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Other.|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-performance||11 months||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Performance".|
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Click to see the Personal Data Protection Act 2010.