Much land on earth is utilised in some form for cultivation, livestock farming and other human livelihood activities. We are aware that some of our plantations and its operations are located within close proximity to forest reserves or conservation areas that are natural habitats of endangered, rare and threatened species. Thus, in order to promote the objectives of our commitment on biodiversity, much attention is required in the management of our operations to conserve the wilderness.
TDM has an Environmental and Biodiversity Policy in place that ensures its development areas do not encroach into HCV areas and avoid peatlands. The Group has pledged to undertake conservation initiatives for the continuous protection of the natural ecosystem and its services. This also includes implementing zero-burning practice.