SUSTAINABILITY

Since our foundation in 1906, United Plantations has been focusing on economic development combined with social and environmental care. Identifying and managing UP´s risks and opportunities are fundamental to our continued success and the core principles of our business activities, namely doing business sustainably combined with committing ourselves to a long term perspective.

SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

Sustainability Report 2020

Sustainability Report 2019

Sustainability Report 2018

Sustainability Report 2017

UP’S SUSTAINABILITY JOURNEY

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    1989

    • Establishment of zero-burnpolicy
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    1990

    • Establishment of no primary forest cleaning policy
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    2003

    • Migros Criteria audited by Proforest
    • Establishment of no bio-diesel production or supply policy
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    2004

    • The Malaysian Government’s Award
    • Winner of the National Most Caring Plantations Employer Award by the Ministry of Human Resources, Malaysia
    • Winner of the National Occupational Safety & Health Award to Jendarata Estate by the Ministry of Human Resources, Malaysia
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    2006

    • Introduction of methane capturing facilities
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    2007

    • Awarded Prime Minister’s Hibiscus Award 2006/2007 for Notable Achievement in Environmental Performance.
    • Certificate of Excellence Award for Occupational Safety and Health in the Agriculture Category 2006.
    • Introduction of High Conservation Value (HCV) Assessment
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    2008

    • World’s first RSPO certified palm oil producer
    • Joint winner (with Shell Malaysia) for the Malaysian Business Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award 2007 for Environmental Performance
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    2009

    • Winner of the Best Managed Estate (Jendarata Estate) by MICCOS (Malaysia International Commodity Conference & Showcase)
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    2010

    • Total phase-out of Paraquat
    • No new development on peat
    • MoU signed with Copenhagen Zoo
    • Establishment of Biodiversity Division in PTSSS
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    2011

    • Winner of the Commodity Industry Award 2011 (Corporate Social Responsibility Category) to Jendarata Estate by the Malaysian International Commodity Conference & Showcase (MICCOS)
    • Winner for National Excellent Occupational Safety and Health Award 2011 (Agricultural Category) by the Ministry of Human Resources, Malaysia
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    2013

    • Awarded 3rd placing out of 144 companies under the Best Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives (CSR) category by the Edge Billion Ringgit Club
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    2014

    • Awarded 2nd placing out of 178 companies under the Best Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives (CSR) category by the Edge Billion Ringgit Club
    • Adherence to the NDPE policy (embedded in our Environment and Biodiversity Policy as well as Human Rights Policy)
    • Conducted High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessment and Land Use Change Analysis for new plantings
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    2016

    • Winner for the Best Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives (CSR) category by the Edge Billion Ringgit Club (Below RM10 billion market cap)
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    2017

      • The first in Asia Pacific achieved RSPO NEXT certification
      • Awarded the ACCA MaSRA Commendation Award for Biodiversity
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    2018

    • Achieved RSPO certification for UP Indonesia
    • Achieved MSPO certification for entire UP Malaysia
    • Awarded Winner for the Best Sustainability Reporting by Europa Awards for Sustainability organized by EUMCCI 2018
    • Awarded Winner for Climate Change and a Special Recognition Award on Land Use and Biodiversity by the Sustainable Business Aards Malaysia 2018 (SBAM) presented by Global Initiatives
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    2019

    • Achieved ISPO certification for UP Indonesia
    • Awarded Special Recognition for Business Responsibilities and Ethics presented by the Sustainable Business Awards Malaysia 2019 (SBAM) presented by Global Initiative
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    2020

    • All of our mills and estates have been successfully certified against the new RSPO P&C 2018 in 2020 except for our newly acquired plantation, Tanarata Estate.
    • Total phase-out of Monocrotophos/Methamidophos (WHO Class 1A/1B) chemicals

UP’S SUSTAINABILITY MILESTONES

5

MSPO/ISPO and RSPO
Certified Mills

2

MSPO and RSPO Supply Chain Certified Refineries

182,600MT

RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil Volume

43,000MT

RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Kernel Volume

77%

of our total oil palm area is RSPO Certified

41%

of landbank in UP Indonesia set-aside as conservation area

The data updated as of 31 December 2020

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