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Sime Darby Plantation Bhd. (SDP) stated that it will continue its decarbonisation journey in order to reach climate action goals, including accelerating renewable efforts to reduce emissions and exploring ways to reduce fuel consumption.
SDP has been installing five photovoltaic systems to support its carbon reduction goals. Rashyid Redza Anwarudin, chief sustainability officer, stated that the group currently has one large-scale, operational solar project. He was presenting his paper “Sime Darby Plantation’s Decarbonisation Journey” at the 7th International Palm Oil Sustainability Conference, Tuesday, September 13.
Rashyid said that SDP currently has 12 large-scale solar projects in development and five working solar energy systems. Rashyid said that the group aims to have 62 solar energy systems installed and operational by 2025.
SDP, the largest global producer of sustainable and certified palm oil, will increase its land use approach in order to sequester emissions and contribute significantly to reducing emissions.
Rashyid stated, “We also will ensure the elimination of deforestation within the supply chain, engage suppliers from other supplier categories and continue adopting leading standards and frameworks about climate change and disclosures.”