Oil palm plantation catalyst for rural development — Rep
KANOWIT: Oil palm plantation projects can become the catalyst for…
Since its formation in the mid-1980s as a forest concession licensee, Ta Ann has diversified its activities from logging operations into shipping, downstream timber processing, reforestation, oil palm plantations and the milling of crude palm oil, a National Economic Security Crop.
Today Ta Ann employs 7,000 people. Ta Ann is one of the pioneers of reforestation in Borneo.
The company has undertaken proactive research projects to develop higher-yielding tree planting materials as it shifts its business steadily to plantation-based forest resources on lands that have previously been subject to controlled logging.
Across all its operations Ta Ann follows published sustainable management policies that embody legality, sound forest management, environment, and local communities.
Before ground operations begin, independent environmental impact assessment reports are sought to ensure that areas of high conservation value are identified and protected.