Environment & Conservation

Sabah Softwoods Berhad (SSB) has set aside approximately 7,000 hectares of Forest areas for conservation and environment to enhance biodiversity and ecosystem as well mitigating climate changes. This area is equivalent to 12% of SSB’s productive land bank for environment and conservation for sustainable production. To enhance the biodiversity of the conservation areas, we have been carrying out forest restoration to increase the timber stand and source of food for wildlife by planting indigenous tree species and wild fruit trees. Being a responsible and progressive company, we are committed to using the best management practices in our business operations without compromising the social and environmental aspects. We manage our natural resources in a responsible and sustainable manner by integrating conservation needs and development activities.

Sustaining the environment and biodiversity is an integral part of all aspects and stages of our plantation operations. The FSC and MSPO certification are a testimony of our commitment and responsibility to all these goodness and it shows that all environmental and social aspects are in place and well monitored.

Land which is conserved helps in carbon sequestration. What we do in SSB may not have a great impact as a whole but we believe changes comes one step at a time. Trees play a critical role in absorbing the greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and convert it into clean oxygen and carbon. Trees will release the oxygen gas and store the carbon. Trees also are an important element of the landscape for wildlife. Management Team had an opportunity to plant native species and wild fruit trees for wildlife habitat in wildlife corridor area during the year 2016. Like in the words of wisdom of a famous person "You must be the change you wish to see in the world" In Sabah Softwoods "We make the change and we give back to the People and Planet".

Corporate Social Responsibility
Environment & Conservation