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Annual Report


The Group’s businesses range from manufacturing

to plantation operations. In each business segment,

we are constantly looking at ways to reduce our

environmental footprint. The Group’s priorities within

this include:

Sustainable Agricultural Practices

Conservation areas:

Within our estates, areas

alongside river banks (riparian reserves) are set aside

as conservation areas wildlife corridors which include,

among others, sanctuaries for migratory birds and

habitat for jungle flora and fauna.

Soil Management:

We follow best industry practices

e.g. application of empty fruit bunches (“EFB”) to new

plantings, establishing cover crops such as Mucuna

Bracteata and planting of vetiver grass along the ponds,

bunds and field drains. Such processes are recognised

to improve soil properties, lower carbon dioxide

emissions, reduce erosion and prevent landslips.

Biological controls against pests:

Beneficial plants

are planted to attract predators (insects) of leaf pests.

These predators feed on leaf pest larvae thereby

minimising the usage of pesticides. The introduction

of barn owls in estates to suppress rodent population

and the placement of pheromone traps to capture

Rhinoceros beetles are among methods that have

been adopted and have proven effective in reducing

damage to crops.

Riparian reserves at Ladang Amgreen, Miri

Antigonon Leptopus serves as host to predatory insects

Ducks at PTNJL

Ground crop cover (Mucuna bracteata)

Migratory birds at PTNJL