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IOI Group – Sustainability Progress Update
25/10/2017Corporate Sustainability

We are pleased to publish our progress update on our Sustainability Implementation Plan (SIP). This progress update will cover recent highlights in the SIP as follows:

  • IOI Group’s first standalone annual Sustainability Report based on the Global Reporting Index (GRI) Standard, was published on 29 September 2017, along with the Group’s Annual Report.
  • The proposed work plan by IOI-Pelita for both Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) provisions for the community involved and dispute resolution over land ownership in Tinjar Long Lapok is close to being finalised, pending consensus from parties involved including RSPO and Grassroots.
  • IOI targets to achieve full Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification by Q4, 2018. Our first MSPO audit in Morisem Group, Lahad Datu was conducted in September 2017.
  • A two-day technical training on peat and best management practice (SMP) on peatland management as well as integrated Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART) patrol methodology was conducted at PT SKS mill, attended by the relevant management and staff of PT SKS, PT BNS and PT BSS.
  • A report titled “Summary on Migrant Worker Management Assessment: Luangmanis Estate in Sabah” by BSR is now finalised and available for download on our website. The report was based on a field verification conducted by BSR on our estates in Sabah in June 2017. In addition, a training and workshop session based on the findings will be held in October 2017, which will be attended by the estate and corporate management team.
  • As per our commitment in the Sustainable Palm Oil Policy (SPOP) regarding “No Recruitment Fee” for our foreign workers, IOI is currently collaborating with several NGOs to come up with a more comprehensive Recruitment Guideline & Procedure addressing this matter. A trial run of the Group’s “No Recruitment Fee” policy has commenced in September this year. A total of 338 workers from Indonesia have benefitted from the policy.
  • The Group’s “Passport Safekeeping Guideline” has begun its implementation in August 2017 and expected to be completed by November 2017. Currently, 100% of all passports have been returned to our workers in our Sabah Plantations. In Peninsula Malaysia, IOI’s Sagil estate in Johor is the first estate to have implemented this centralised locker system. The workers can access their passports freely and have them kept in the centralised locker provided by the Operating Centre. This initiative reflects our commitment for no retention of workers’ passport as stated in the SPOP.
  • An independent Sustainability Advisory Panel (SAP) was formed in August 2017. The Panel has been established to advise and challenge IOI on delivering its sustainability commitments and ambition.

Our full report can be accessed HERE.

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