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Membership No.





Oil Palm Growers



Member since

19 July 2004

United Plantations Bhd

United Plantations Berhad

From a modest beginning in 1906, United Plantations Berhad has, over the years, grown in size and stature to emerge as one of the larger plantation groups in Malaysia and listed in the Main Board of the Bursa Malaysia. The Company principle business activity is cultivation of oil palm and coconut and processing of their products. The subsidiary companies are engaged in several downstream activities such as specialty fats, soap products and trading in crude palm oil. The Company has, from a modest beginning in 1906, grown in size and stature. It presently has in Malaysia and Indonesia a total of 13 plantations covering 59484 hectares. Of which in Malaysia oil palm comprises 34611 hectares and coconut 4158 hectares. Besides cultivation, United Plantations also operates five palm oil mills (four in Malaysia and one in Indonesia) and a refinery (UNITATA Bhd).

After 100 years in operation United Plantations made a landmark decision on 25th April 2006, namely to enter new frontiers in Indonesia. This has now become United Plantations bridgehead into Indonesia where the intention is to build on the strengths and values attained over the last 100 years by establishing a world class plantation setup. Todate 9035 hectares have been planted along with Plasma 1285 ha and over 6000 hectares of conservation land dedicated for HCVs, Riparian reserves etc. within PTSSS. The state of the art Palm Oil Mill has been commissioned in late 2010. Its official opening ceremony was on September 2011.

United Plantations Berhad possesses considerable know-how in plant breeding, agronomy and tissue culture through its R&D facilities for the development of new and improved planting materials as well as improved crop husbandry practices. Through its sound managerial and technical expertise, United Plantations Berhad is today recognized as one of the highest yielding, cost competitive and innovative companies in Malaysia.

(Updated as at 31st December 2017)
  • PT. Surya Sawit Sejati (Indonesia)
  • Unitata Berhad (Malaysia)
  • United Plantations Berhad

ACOP Report Submissions

  • United_Plantations_Bhd-ACOP2018.pdf
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    2017 united plantations bhd-ACOP2017.pdf 52.0 KB
    2016 united plantations bhd-ACOP2016.pdf 55.4 KB
    2015 united plantations bhd-ACOP2015.pdf 50.3 KB
    2014 united plantations bhd-ACOP2014b.pdf 47.6 KB
    2013/2014 united-plantations-bhd-ACOP2014.pdf 33.6 KB
    2012/2013 UNITED PLANTATIONS BHD.pdf 33.0 KB
    2011/2012 ACOP2012_GRW_1-0004-04-000-00-58.pdf -

    Organisation's Commitments Toward Sustainability

  • How will your organisation promote the RSPO internally and to other stakeholders?
    We will continue further the tireless efforts undertaken by the Company over the past many decades in terms of our leadership within the segment of sustainable agricultural production. Specific actions is to continue briefing customers through detailed presentations about RSPO solutions and continue to promote RSPO solutions through dialogue and showing them our plantations. We will continue to discuss possibilities for our customers to increase the demand for RSPO solution we can supply them with. We attend conferences and discuss sustainable and responsible agriculture through supporting the RSPO P&Cs
  • Where relevant, what processes is the organisation establishing to engage with interested parties, for example to resolve conflict or to use sustainably produced palm oil?
    We have standard operating procedures on engaging with internal and external stakeholders. In addition to our website information, frequent stakeholders meetings are held.

    At United Plantations, we recognise that stakeholder engagement, assessment and feedback are an integral part of our global sustainability strategy and initiatives. The stakeholder groups which are key to our operations and which have significant influence over the impacts of our business are carefully identified and are engaged at various platforms and intervals throughout the year. The stakeholder engagement process which
    includes a proactive and both formal and informal approach, is carried out to fully understand their sustainability concerns and issues with a view to ensuring that their key interests in these areas are aligned with that of our Group. We are continuously improving our stakeholder engagement approach which is
    now evolving into more tailored and targeted engagement sessions with our stakeholders and the following pages provide an overview of the efforts involved in our groups focus on stakeholder engagement.
  • Where relevant, how will your organisation work towards implementing the RSPO Principles and Criteria or assessing supplier performance against these criteria?
    Our organisation starting working with stakeholders involved with the RSPO in 2004. We have promoted the concept behind RSPO ever since. United Plantations received the worlds first RSPO certificate in August 2008 indicating our commitment from the beginning. Through our international network we have promoted RSPO and persuaded many customers to switch to responsible palm oil being CSPO under the RSPO. We attend international conferences and promote the RSPO when discussing with different stakeholders. We attend the RSPO conferences and continue to promote the RSPO. We educate smallholders and PLASMA farmers on the benefits of being RSPO certified. we open our doors to hundreds of visitors annually and provide them with an overview on sustainable oil palm cultivation and the importance in promoting the RSPO.
  • Any other information that would support the application such as what your organisation hopes to gain from joining RSPO and how it would support RSPO?
    Whilst UP has focused on responsible agricultural production for generations, our formal journey
    towards being recognized as a certified producer of sustainable palm oil commenced in September
    2003 when we were audited by ProForest and became the worlds first certified producer and
    processor of sustainable palm oil in accordance to the Swiss supermarket chain,
    Migros principles and criteria on sustainable palm oil. UPs role regarding the RSPO remain one of
    being active and in this connection, we are proud to state that our Company was one of the initial
    plantation signatories to the RSPO in 2004. Shortly after the establishment of the RSPO,
    UP was a part of the initial stakeholders group involved in developing the principles and criteria
    to define sustainable palm oil. In 2007, UPs in-house RSPO business units were
    formed. The RSPO business units are headed by the heads of the respective business units
    and overseen by the Group Manager, Human Resources and Environment, Safety and Health.
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