Sustainability Overview

Our Commitment

At FGV, we attach great importance to sustainable business practice, as sustainability is placed at the heart of FGV’s ethos. We are committed to respecting and upholding internationally-recognised human rights principles and standards stemming from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) as well as other applicable international human rights instruments.

In honouring these commitments, we draw on the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), the International Labour Organization (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and other relevant ILO conventions. We pledge to no deforestation, no planting on peat and no exploitation (NDPE). As a responsible corporate citizen, we are also dedicated to contributing to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Sustainability Journey


2018 - 2019

2016 - 2017

2014 - 2015

2012 - 2013

2009 - 2011

2004 - 2008

2000 - 2003

1980 - 1995

  • Withdrawal of all RSPO certificates in May 2016 and subsequently received own RSPO membership in December 2016.
  • Audited 16 complexes and certified eight complexes to RSPO certifications in 2017.
  • Rolled out the Group Sustainability Policy (GSP).
  • Signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Sabah Forestry Department (SFD) for a Tree Planting Programme.
  • Signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SUHAKAM to improve FGV’s SCHR practices.
  • Organised the 1st Labour Issues Workshop on Oil Palm Plantations.
  • Executed the Social Compliance and Human Rights (SCHR) Action Plan.
  • Undertook a joint venture with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) to develop a Mill Sustainability Index.
  • Rehabilitated and released a total of 33 sun bears into their natural habitat under the Sun Bear Conservation Programme (SBCP).
  • Installed a total of 3,250 boxes for passport safe keeping at 17 estates.
  • Introduction of barn owls (biocontrol agent for rats) in Sabah – 1st successful captive breeding of barn owls in Sabah
  • FGV’s 1st Sustainability Report published
  • Tree Planting Programme in PUP
  • Announcement of NDPE policies
  • 1st Bio-CNG Plant launching ceremony at Felda Sg. Tengi
  • Embarked on the sun bear and Rafflesia conservation programme
  • MSPO for Smallholders and mills certifications
  • 1st RSPO Group certification for 2,100 SmalIholders
  • 1st integrated ISO certification for estates
  • 1st review of Oil Palm Sustainability Manual
  • Partnered with consumer goods companies and NGOs in a supply chain risk mapping exercise
  • 1st export of biodiesel from Kuantan plant for the foreign market
  • 1st RSPO audit
  • Semenchu – commission of 1st fuel pellets from EFB
  • Received 1st ISCC certification-1st integrated ISCC certification in Southeast Asia
  • Commissioned 1st biogas methane capturing facility in mills
  • Became a member of RSPO
  • Commissioned the biomass power plant in Sabah – 1st Clean Development Mechanism Project in the world that runs entirely on Empty Fruit Bunches (EFB)
  • Among the pioneers to test RSPO P&C implementation in mills
  • Commercial production of Metarhizium (biocontrol) for beetle control
  • lntegrated EMS, QMS & OSHAS system implementation in all palm oil mills
  • Among the 1st few plantation organisations involved in the formation of RSPO
  • QMS (ISO 9001 implementation in mills)
  • EMS & OSHAS, HCCAP certification in mills and downstream
  • Implementation of zero burning in plantations


In line with our strong commitment to sustainability, we have expanded the scope of our Sustainability Division to cover the whole Group and the Sustainability Division now reports directly to the Group Chief Executive Officer. This structural change reflects FGV’s seriousness in embedding and mainstreaming sustainability within and throughout the Group’s operations and supply chain.

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