Goodhope Asia Holdings Ltd would like to re-iterate that all its plantations in Indonesia and Malaysia strictly follow a ‘No Burning' policy when undertaking land clearing and development activities.
All of Goodhope's plantations adhere to a strict zero burning policy, which is enforced without exception. This is in line with the Group's commitment to following environmentally friendly practices and the principles and criteria as set-out by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).
At present all on-going plantation land development operations undertaken by Goodhope uses mechanical methods of land clearing which is considered to be one of the most environmentally friendly mechanisms as all of the organic matter is returned to the soil.
The management and staff of all our plantations are highly trained and very conscientious in ensuring that the no-burn policy is adhered to.
As the dry season approaches, employees in all our plantations vigilantly look-out for any fire breakouts in the surrounding vicinity. As a part of their readiness, employees are continuously trained on how to control and manage fires and extensive mock fire drills are conducted regularly.
Goodhope Asia Holdings Ltd does not have any plantations in the Island of Sumatra.