ENVIRONMENT

KLK emphasises on protecting and conserving the natural environment. This element is disseminated to our operations through the following commitments:

High Carbon Stock
KLK commits to no deforestation. We adopt the High Carbon Stock Approach Toolkit through which the HCS Approach methodology is standardised and implemented, to identify areas suitable for its new oil palm development. This methodology incorporates the latest scientific research, feedback from on-the-ground trials as well as new topics and inputs from working groups of the HCS Approach Steering Group.

Peat
KLK is committed to NO development on peat regardless of depth. We apply Good Agricultural Practices at our existing plantations on peat. We also work with experts to explore options including environmental friendly alternative land uses or peat restoration for peat areas that are found to be unsuitable for replanting.

HCV & Biodiversity
KLK commits to the conservation of primary forests and HCV areas within the KLK context of sustainably managed landscape. HCV areas include areas that contain significant concentration of biological values, areas with rare, threatened and endangered species and areas that provide nature services and is fundamental to meeting basic needs of local communities and critical to local communities’ traditional cultural identity.

Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Initiative

KLK is committed to reduce our greenhouse gas (GHG) emission in our operations. We are constantly exploring best practices and new technologies while identifying operational activities that contributes to high GHG emission. Palm Oil Mil effluent is one of the main source GHG and to mitigate this emission, we have taken the following initiatives:

Filter Belt Press (FBP)
FPB systems allows KLK to not only manage our Palm Oil Mill effluent but also reduces the formation of methane gas in the lagoons. It also converts the waste into fertiliser that is reapplied to our plantations.

No of FBP units installed : 10

Methane Capture (MC) Plant
MC plant traps and utilises methane gas – a potent GHG, produced from Palm Oil Mill effluent. The captured methane gas is used as a renewable energy source.

No of MC plants installed : 5