Sustainability

Conserving nature and minimising environment impacts

We are committed to plantation expansion that does not result in deforestation. As a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) we implement its Principles and Criteria across all our plantations. All NBPOL plantations and associated smallholders are RSPO certified.

However, to build on these RSPO commitments and to strengthen our commitments to socially and environmentally responsible palm oil production, NBPOL will implement a new approach to address deforestation, protect areas of High Carbon Stock (HCS), respect customary rights and to meet community needs. Towards this NBPOL has become a member of global non-profit organization The Forest Trust (TFT) with an initial focus of assessing and defining HCS forest areas in parallel with assessment of the community’s needs within any of our new concessions.

It is important to NBPOL that any development achieves an optimal balance between community development, conservation of natural values, and economic benefit and viability. By excluding from conversion the areas that store large amounts of carbon, we will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect these vital lands.

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Forest Policy (revised 2016)

Environmental policy

NBPOL Carbon Footprint Report 2011

GHG Statement

Water Management Plan

NBPOL research on sustainable agriculture

NBPOL Orangerie Bay HCS Report Aug 2014

NBPOL Higaturu HCS Report Sep 2015

GPPOL HCS Report Sept 2016

HCV Assessment for Milne Bay Estates

HCV Assessment for GPPOL

HCV assessments and management plans for all other sites can be found on the RSPO New Plantings Procedure web pages

Commitment to protecting RTE species and designated conservation areas

NBPOL Oil Palm Fire Register Summary FY 16/17