As a palm oil producer, First Resources (FR) is committed to sustainable development. This involves the balancing of social, environmental and economic factors and values in our operations. Our goal is to ensure that the establishment and management of our oil palm plantations provide genuine long-term economic and social benefits at the local communities and beyond, while avoiding disproportionate damage to the environment.

Our sustainability policies have been guided by the Principles and Criteria set out by the Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil, which we have been a member of since 2008. Through continuous stakeholder engagement, we have also decided to adopt additional commitments and these are included in our policy statement announced on 1 July 2015. For a PDF copy, please click on Policy on Sustainable Palm Oil.

We believe in taking a holistic approach towards sustainability, which encompasses active stakeholder engagement, implementation of best practices across our operations and regular industry benchmarking of our sustainability policies. We recognise that we can do more to promote the sustainability cause with support from stakeholders and we welcome input and feedback, with the objective of continual improvement in our policies and implementation process.

Sustainability Policy




Environmental Management
• High Carbon Stock
• High Conservation Value
• Peat, Soil and Water Mgmt
• Zero Burning Policy
• Greenhouse Gases
• Integrated Pest Mgmt
• Waste Mgmt


Community Engagement
• Smallholder Partnership
• Community Development


Supply Chain
• Traceability


Employee Relations
• Employment Practices
• Occupational Health & Safety


Sustainability Reports


Grievance Procedure
• Grievance List