Sustainability

Aim for Prosperity & Continuous Improvement

Glenealy Plantations enhance its productivity and product quality through best agriculture and milling management practices while promoting continuous improvement.​

The company has always engaged in continuous improvement and innovation activities as an ongoing effort to improve all elements of the organization. We always believe that a steady stream of improvements, diligently executed, will have transformational results.

Oil Palm Fruit

Mechanization as part of the continuous improvement effort

  1. Soil Management

    Glenealy Plantations has adopted the plantation industry’s best management practices in soil management to improve soil fertility, reduce soil erosion and address pollution management in every operating unit, as per company Oil Palm Standard Operation Manual dated Aug 2017.

    1. Improving soil fertility with inorganic fertiliser and compost from palm oil mill’s biowaste.
    2. We adopt no blanket spraying policy in the plantations.
    3. Adhering to Zero Open Burning during new planting (if any), replanting and prohibition of domestic waste burning.
    4. To prevent soil erosion at slope areas through terracing and practise no land clearing for steep slope with gradient more than 25 degree. Establishing cover crops as soon as possible after land clearing (if any) to minimize soil erosion and land degradation.
    5. We encourage vegetative covers in the plantations through soft grasses, ferns and beneficial plants to maintain soil moisture and prevent soil loss.
    6. Frond stacking to reduce surface water runoff and improve soil fertility through organic matter build up.
    7. Practise empty fruit bunch (EFB) mulching in the field to improve soil conditions and moisture beside weed control

    Good Agriculture Practices at Oil Palm Plantation

  2. Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

    Glenealy Plantations practise IPM as per company Oil Palm Standard Operation Manual dated Aug 2017, which is the combined use of compatible methods of pests and diseases control that include ecological, physical, biological and chemical controls. These practises have reduced the use of chemical pesticides and negative environmental and food chain impacts.

    Barn owls and snakes control the rodent population, while predatory insects and parasitoids eliminate leaf-defoliating insects such as nettle caterpillar and bagworm.

    Beneficial plants (such as Turnera Subulata, Cassia Cobanensis, Antigonon Leptopus) are cultivated to provide shelter and supplementary food such as nectar in encouraging the population of predators and parasites.

    Turnera Subulata

    Antigonon leptopus

All Glenealy Plantations’s plantations and mills certified both MSPO MS2530: Part 3 (General principles for oil palm plantations and organized smallholders) and MSPO MS2530: Part 4 (General principles for palm oil mill) for all estate plantations and mills operate in Malaysia starting Jan 2019.​

Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) is a Malaysian standards (MS2530) that contains Principles and Criteria which form the general requirements of the oil palm sustainable management system framework.

MSPO Certificates

All the 4 palm oil mills in Malaysia under Glenealy Plantations has obtained the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil Supply Chain Certification Standard (MSPO SCCS) starting Jan 2020. ​

MSPO SCCS covers management requirements and traceability of the production throughout the supply chain from the raw materials to processing and manufacturing of palm oil and palm oil based products.​

MSPO-SCCS Certificates