United Malacca Berhad (UMB), being a good corporate citizen, recognises the importance on matters related to the sustainable development of all our plantations.
All our Malaysian estates and mills are certified with the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification and our Indonesian estates are also Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certified.
We endeavour to ensure all our stakeholders to our business, operate in the most ethical manner, ensuring that our environment policy emphasizing Planet, People and Profit are always at the forefront of our decision making.
We do not plant on areas which are deemed improper and we maintain that we do not plant on any lands categorized as peat. We work within the confines of our High Conservation Value (HCV) studies and Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) issued by the relevant authorities. All developments thus far – conform to all the Laws of the Land.
In PT Lifere Agro Kapuas (LAK), our entire Izin Lokasi does not have any peat areas and this is clearly stated from the map issued by the Authorities. (Moratorium set forth by the Government of Indonesia)
It’s in our SOP that any land slated for development will go through our Geographic Information System (GIS) department, where all areas are overlaid against the master map to ascertain that they are within our legal boundary and shows how it lines up with HCV areas.
It is our commitment to assist in the development of the local communities where we are based through transparent engagement with them and allowing them to grow with us. We provide CSR activities in the areas of health, education and infrastructure.
Site management is aware on the policy of not planting in areas even suspected of being peat and would only act in these areas once the soils have been inspected.
We remain undaunted in ensuring protection of our environment, the safety and health of all our employees and the surrounding communities.