Journal of Oil Palm Research Vol. 31  September 2019 p.  489-495
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21894/jopr.2019.0036

A CASE STUDY INTO THE SUSTAINABILITY JOURNEY AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION PROJECTS IN SARAWAK BY SARAWAK OIL PALMS BERHAD

Author(s): JOYCE YIEK LEH CHING*; IVAN CHIRON YAMAN*; KHO LIP KHOON**; CHUA KIAN HONG* and GALAU MELAYONG*

Sarawak is the largest state in Malaysia with an oil palm cultivation area of 1.56 million hectares which accounts for 27% of the total cultivated area in Malaysia. This case study focuses on the sustainability initiatives and outcomes by Sarawak Oil Palms Berhad (SOPB), a Sarawakian oil palms plantation company incorporated in Malaysia. This study shares SOPB’s past experiences, present operational practices, its adoption of industry sustainability standards and certification schemes such as the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) and International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) and SOPB’s future plans, in particular, biodiversity conservation efforts while juggling the competing goals of People, Planet and Profit.

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* Sarawak Oil Palms Berhad, 124-126 Jalan Bendahara, Miri 98000 Sawarak, Malaysia.
E-mail: sop.sustain-hq@sopb.com.my

** Malaysian Palm Oil Board, 6 Persiaran Institusi, Bandar Baru Bangi, 43000 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia.


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