20 December 2021 – TDM Plantation Sdn Bhd (TDMP), the plantation arm of TDM Berhad (TDM or the Group), today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Malaysian Palm Oil Green Conservation Foundation (MPOGCF) to elevate its environmental conservation initiatives via collaborations with a like-minded organisation. Present to witness the signing ceremony at Resorts World Kijal were Terengganu Local Government, Housing, Health and Environment Committee Chairman YB Dr. Haji Alias Razak and TDMP Director YB Che Alias Hamid.
At the signing ceremony, TDMP was represented by its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) En. Hamdan Ibrahim and Plantation Administration Manager En. Mohd Salwadi Mazlan, while MPOGCF was represented by its Chairman Dato’ Mustafa @ Hasan Ali and General Manager En. Zamakhshari Muhamad.
The MoU brings together two eco-conscious organisations to establish cooperation and explore opportunities to support and enrich efforts that can positively impact the environment and its biodiversity. For this particular inking of pact, MPOGCF, through its extensive resources and experience, will aid TDMP in ramping up its environmental conservation initiatives, namely the “Living Together with Elephants” and the “River of Life” projects.
Living Together with Elephants is a project envisioned by TDMP to cope with the intrusion and encroachment of wild elephants at its oil palm estates in Kemaman and Setiu. Through this initiative, the company pioneered the first wild elephant management network in Terengganu, gathering local oil palm industry players in a joint effort to overcome the encroachment issue while living harmoniously with the creatures.
On the other hand, River of Life is a river rejuvenation effort by the company to promote protection, restoration, and sustainable use of rivers located in its operation units. TDMP also seeks to transform the rivers into local attractions with the involvement of government bodies and the public.
Dato’ Mustafa @ Hasan shared that MPOGCF is thrilled about the signing of the MoU and looking forward to greater collaborations with TDMP. The foundation has been at the forefront of many green conservation initiatives including the Harimau Malaya Conservation Programme, the One Million Tree-Planting Campaign and the Elephant Grass Planting Project.
TDMP understands that, now more than ever, it is important for an organisation to adopt sustainable development strategies and focus on sustainable impacts as much as creating business values. The company aims to augment its environmental drive and enrich its capacities through collaborations and activities like research projects, webinars, case studies, and industry roundtables.