PLANTATIONS MALAYSIA & INDONESIA

United Plantations is one of the most efficiently managed, eco-friendly and integrated plantation companies in Malaysia and Indonesia. Our main focus area is cultivation of oil palms (90%) and coconuts (10%) in a sustainable manner. We are well known globally for our responsible agricultural practices and high-quality standards.

UP’s total cultivated landbank covers 51,000 Hectares of which about 80% is in Malaysia and 20% in Indonesia. In Malaysia, our plantations are located in Perak and Selangor, while in Indonesia they are located in Central Kalimantan.

In Malaysia, we operate 4 palm oil mills, which process fruit from our own RSPO certified plantations. All our mills run on green energy produced by our own biomass boilers and biogas plants. In Indonesia, our 60MT/hour palm oil mill processes fruit from our own plantations as well as associated smallholders and independent plantations.

Our Origins

Since the establishment of the Jendarata Rubber Company in 1906, UP and its predecessors have been gradually expanding its landbank of sustainably managed plantations throughout Malaysia and Indonesia. Besides rubber, coconuts were introduced in 1912, and in 1918 UP ventured into the first oil palm plantings with large-scale commercial planting beginning in 1926.

With over a century of experience, the UP Group has, through the concept of sustainable agriculture, built and strengthened its roots that formed during 1906 in Malaysia. With every generation of crops we plant, we have taken along the experience and applied the accrued knowledge to the new generations of palm trees entering the fields. We are convinced that balancing social, environmental, and economic principles is the recipe for long-term success. These principles are closely interwoven within UP’s 14 estates covering 51,000 ha of cultivated land areas today, and will continue to form the basis of how we operate.

SUSTAINABILITY

At UP we view sustainability and good corporate governance as key pillars to our long-term success and have for generations interweaved Economic viability, Social responsibility and Environmental care into the way we conduct our business.

We remain fully committed to the Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and our policies covering No Deforestation, No New Peat Plantings and No Exploitation of People and Local Communities (NDPE).

We have also actively been pursuing ways to reduce our Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) and new initiatives and investments continue to be made. Following an updated and very comprehensive Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) report undertaken from January to February 2020, it was pleasing to note that UP from 2004-2019 has managed to reduce its GHG emissions per kg refined oil by 43% (including indirect land use change and nature conservation).

These initiatives are an important component of UP´s business today and raises the bar for sustainable production even further.

Carbon Footprint Initiatives

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

Zero Waste

Biodiversity Conservation & Partnership

Peat Management

Energy Management

CERTIFICATIONS AND TRACEABILITY

Our commitment to responsible Palm Oil Production was evidenced by the fact that UP was awarded the World´s first Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification in 2008. This commitment to sustainability has been further reinforced by obtaining the Malaysian Sustainable Palm oil (MSPO) certification in 2018 and the Indonesian sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certification in 2019. Certification standards and on-going verification are key tools to provide assurance to stakeholders whether sustainable practices really are being implemented.

Certification and Traceability go hand in hand and today UP can fully trace 100% of its palm oil production back to the plantations thereby providing customers with assurance of where the origins of their products have come from.

HIGH STANDARDS AND PRODUCTIVITY

With our dedicated and capable team of employees, combined with our Company’s history and unique culture, we are committed to Responsible Agricultural Practices and achieving high standards for our Plantations. To remain productive and cost efficient we focus on continuous improvement of our planting material and combine it with good field practices in the form of timely fertilizer application, proper harvesting standards and efficient crop evacuation amongst others. Only by optimizing all the many variables from seed production to the extraction of crude palm oil at the Mills are we able to reach the common objective of achieving high standards, best described through our Motto of being “Second to None”.

Crop Statement

Area Statement

FFB, CPO, and Palm Kernel Production

Oil and FFB Yields

OUR ESTATES

United Plantations has twelve estates in Peninsular Malaysia and two estates in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.
The first estate was established in 1906. The latest was added in 2019. Read below about the unique features of each estate.

OUR INDONESIAN OPERATIONS

United Plantations began its operations in Indonesia with its first purchase in 2006, expanding its sustainable plantation practice through the acquisition of estates in the country. Our goal is to take the experience and understanding gained through over a century of operations in Malaysia and apply it to create a new standard of sustainable palm oil throughout our Indonesian plantations.

Today, UP manages over 9,000 hectares of mature oil palm at its PT Surya Sawit Sejati estates, alongside over 8,000 hectares of the conservation area. That conservation area is an important part of responsibly managing the land and natural world around us, to allow our plantations in Indonesia to live as part of the local ecosystem, rather than just living off it.

Thanks to our commitment to best practice in cultivation and harvest as part of our circular economy goals, UP’s estates in Indonesia now represent the forefront of sustainable palm oil production in the country.

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