Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
People , Planet & Profit

At Sabah Softwoods Berhad, We Give Back…

• to the PEOPLE who work with us, their families and the community that they have built
• to the environment that surrounds us, and the PLANET that we live in
• to the economy of our nation from the PROFIT of our business

Sabah Softwoods Berhad (SSB) received the "Ladang Bahagia" national award from Malaysia's Prime Minister, Yang Berhormat Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, in May 2009 and Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, in May 2010 consecutively. This is a testimony of our commitment to deliver our "WE GIVE BACK" promise.

People rank the highest hierarchy at SSB. Every year, more than RM15 millions of SSB's revenue is spent on improving the lives of our employees and their families. We provide modern amenities and comfortable housing for our 4000 over estate staff and workers by ensuring continuous providing treated water supply and free electricity supply to their homes. Medical care, 24-hour emergency help and ambulance services are made available to their families; free bus services to shuttle the children from the estates to the schools and back; and Day-Care Centre, as well as recreational and sports facilities are set up for the community used.

We have built places of worship, community halls, schools, police stations and security posts at various locations surrounding our estates. Our employees also receive continuous training and development to improve their knowledge and skills. We believe that the key to our success lies in having healthy, happy and competent employees.

Caring for the environment is a core value that we are committed to instill in each of our employees, irrespective of rank and seniority. Our employees understand that the way we treat the environment will ultimately affect the way the environment treats us. SSB is committed to managing all its logged-over forests with a long-term, sustainable plan that addresses all economic, social, environmental and cultural aspects, including proper care in maintaining the biological diversity, ecosystem vitality and soil quality of its plantations, as well as protecting the cultural values of its indigenous people.

We strive to build a profitable business that benefits the environment as well as our stakeholders, which include our shareholders, customers, forest users and employees. We subscribe to sustainable forest management principles and good agriculture practices. Our international accreditations include the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certification and Chain of Custody Certification. These recognitions endorse us as a premier forest management organization as much as it validates our environmental credentials.

Corporate Social Responsibility
Environment & Conservation