Environmental Responsibility

Research and Development

  • 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

 

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.

Environmental Impact Assessment and 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.