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Sime Darby Denies “Endangering Environment”
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Sime Darby Denies “Endangering Environment”

By Stephen N. Sonpon

MONROVIA, August 8 (LINA) – The Management of Sime Darby Plantation in Bomi County has denied reports that it is engaged in activities that are detrimental to environmental safety in the county.

The denial, which was contained in a release issued over the weekend, comes against the backdrop of reports circulating that the company is involved in logging or extraction of timber.

The company stated that it placed a moratorium on the clearing of land for the cultivation of palm oil since September 2014.

According to the release, the moratorium has allowed the company to study the need to conserve the high carbon stock forests, an effort which it is undertaking in collaboration with several stakeholders, including a group of growers, NGOs and scientists under the umbrella of the High Carbon Stock (HCS) approach.

The release indicated that prior to September 2014, Sime Darby Plantation also had strict policies and guidelines on the preservation and protection of high carbon value areas, including Environment and Biodiversity Policy and Slope and River Protection Policy.

“Today, new land development is still put on hold as the HCS approach pilot is currently being conducted in our concessions area,” the release noted.

It pointed out that this commitment is intended to ensure that the company’s plantation development is carbon neutral, conflict-free, transparent and equitable to stakeholders.

The release urged Liberians to rest assured that Sime Darby will not carry out logging activities within its concession area even if the government decides to introduce the conversion Timber or Logging regulation in the country.

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