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As a socially environmentally responsible corporate citizen, Kulim embraces the principal of sustainable development and has continued to work towards demonstrating sustainability throughout our operations.

We recognise sustainability as an opportunity to change the way we do our business. Our Sustainability Palm Oil ("SPO") programme defines its ultimate objective as to improve Kulim's business performance and profitability as well as positioning Kulim as a world leader in SPO. Our efforts with regards to sustainability development will continue to guide our business.

     
We hope that by being mindful of our surroundings and the socio-economic impact of our actions, we will move forward by developing business methods that are economically viable, environmentally appropriate and socially beneficial


DESCRIPTION TARGET COMMENT
Lost Time Accident Rate ("LTAR") below 10 On-Going commitment 2017 - Achieved at 3.41

Reduction from 3.51 in 2016 to 3.41 in 2017 was due to consistent training and strict supervision by the OUs in the aspects of occupational safety and health
Reduce severity rate to below 3.5 On-Going commitment 2017 - Achieved at 3.45
Zero fatalities On-Going commitment 2017 - One (1) case reported

Continues improvements are now in place to enhance the safety standard with the aim to reduce accident cases
No increase in peat development On-Going commitment None
No development in land containing one or more high conversation values On-Going commitment None
No fine for environment - related incidents On-Going commitment None
Biennial carbon report of Kulim plantation 2017 Published on 20 December 2017
2% reduction in usage of glyphosate on one (1) year old palms 2020 The average glyphosate usage in the first year planting was noted to reduce about 18% from 6.86 litre/hectare/year in 2016 to 5.61 liter/hectare/year in 2017            

Continuous monitoring is however needed to a certain the reduction.
5% reduction paraquat out of total herbicide usage 2020 Achieved - No new purchase of paraquat effective on 1 March 2015
Reduce water usage to 1.2 m3 per tonne of FFB On-going commitment

2017 - Achieved at 1.17 m3/mt FFB

The reduction in water consumption is mainly due to the recycling of sterilizer condensate into mill operation

ISCC in three (3) mills 2017 Three (3) POM have been certified since 2013. Certification for Pasir Panjang POM received on 19 March 2017. New certification for Palong Cocoa POM planned in 2018
CO2 equivalents reduction by 90% 2017 Two (2) unit biogas plants - Sedenak POM & Pasir Panjang POM are running

One (1) unit biogas plant - Sindora POM was completed in December 2017

The other two (2) unit biogas plants are expected to be installed by 2019
100% of external fruit to be certified 2019 Target to certify one (1) traders in 2018
Achieve average FFB yield of 30 tonnes per hectare and Palm Product Extraction Rate ("PPER") of 30% 2036 PPER for 2017 is 25.83%

Achievement is due to continuous replanting activitiy with higher yielding material, improvement in crop quality and oil recovery
WOW unit - to evaluate and to find the qualified person among housewife in Kulim's Estate to be train as adviser among collague 2017 Regional Controller ("RC") Executive has been appointed as Social Officer for each Complex

Introducing and briefing on the functions of the Social Officer to all workers has been done in 2017