The Group have engaged a consultant to perform assessment of High Conservation Value Forest (“HCVF”) for our licensed area. The HCVF report intended to identify the part of the Forest Management Unit that need to be protected under the forest concession area covering the rich biodiversity, wilderness, soil and water resources. High Conversation Value (“HCV”) areas are defined as natural habitats where these values are considered to be outstanding significance or critical importance. The HCV concept was originally developed by Forest Stewardship Council (“FSC”) to help define forest areas of outstanding and critical importance HCVF for use in forest management certification.

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  • Protection of forest reserves, wildlife reserves, virgin jungle reserves etc.
  • Protection of riparian reserve.
  • No discharge any toxic chemicals into the river which is liable to cause pollution.
  • No illegal logging, no hunting of wildlife, no fishing, explosives or poisons

Environmental Impact assessment & Mitigation

In safeguarding our environment, the Group have maintained its environmental compliance with the requirements of Forest Management Plan, Sustainable Forest Management License Agreement (“SFMLA”) and Sabah Timber Legality Standard through periodic monitoring by in-house and appointed environmental consultants.

To achieve forest sustainability, our principles embedded in our practices to ensure the perpetuity of the forest as natural resource by undertaking:

  • Precautions to protect the forest from fire, encroachment and poaching;
  • Planting, regenerating, harvesting, silvicultural treatments of residual stand and forest protection;
  • Observes the rules within the riparian reserve
  • Recognising the limitations on the capacity of the forest to produce a sustainable flow of products through schedule replanting;
  • Establish goals and actions for managing the Commercial Class II Forest Reserves on an ecologically sustainable and economically substantiated basis;
  • Emphasise on all aspects of forest management including silvicultural treatment and enrichment planting;
  • Conduct Environmental Impact Assessment during planning process; and
  • Minimise environmental impact through reduced impact logging and extraction of logs.

HCV Dashboard

With our commitment on sustainability, Jawala Plantation Industries Sdn Bhd has commissioned an independent assessment of our high conservation value forests within our plantation area The assessment was conducted in accordance with the Malaysian National Interpretation for the Identification of High Conservation Values (HCV) guidelines. The total area delineated for high conservation values was 3,375 ha representing 31% of the total licensed area of 11,040 ha

HCV Identification and Delineation

HCV 1: Rare, threatened, Endangered plants and animal species
113 species

Of trees listed under
IUCN Red List

41 species

Of trees listed under The Sabah Conservation Wildlife Enactment 1997

11 species

Of mammals listed
under IUCN Red List

15 species

Of mammals listed under The Sabah Conservation Wildlife Enactment 1997

5 species

Of mammals listed under CITES

33 species

Of birds listed under
IUCN Red List

24 species

Of birds listed under The Sabah Conservation Wildlife Enactment 1997

7 species

Of birds listed under CITES

HCV 3 & 4: Forest Ecosystem and Services
1,496 ha

Conservation Area

178 Ha

Wildlife corridor cum refugia

41 Ha

Salt licks

38 ha

Green buffer

37 ha

Limestone Forest

HCV 5 & 6: Community Needs
318 ha

Water Catchment

1,257 Ha

Riparian Reserves

8 Ha

Basic Needs