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Biodiversity overview

Our Biodiversity Programme started with applying the Tree-2-Tree (1:1) replacement policy, the T2T tracking calculator and a range of engagement sessions with township teams and community tree planting events.

Since then, the program has expanded to include; a focus on planting Malaysian Species listed in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List (where we set a 10% target for landscape plans), publication of ‘The Malaysian Threatened & Rare Tree Identification and Landscape Guideline’, dedicated seminars for our landscape and consultant teams, construction of the Elmina Rainforest Knowledge Centre, Construction of a Native Tree Nursery (to start operation in 2020), a partnership with a specialist local Environmental NGO to operate the Nursery and Rainforest Knowledge Centre and engagement with another specialist environmental International NGO to develop a Guideline for Wetlands Construction and Maintenance (due for completion in 2020).

The Malaysian Threatened and Rare Tree Identification and Landscape Guideline covers 74 IUCN Red List tree species. This Guideline is freely available for download on several websites, including our company website (link below), and the websites of Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM), University Putra Malaysia (UPM), Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM), and Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) among others.

Rationale
With the increasing impact of urbanization, urban areas have a key role in the preservation and enhancement of biodiversity. Green spaces can be used for conservation and genetic banks. They can also be used as areas to connect people to nature, mitigate the impacts of climate change and provide urban habitats for select fauna.
Objective
To promote the conservation of Malaysian IUCN flora species to enhance urban environments and to see some of these species eventually removed from the IUCN Red List (rare and threatened tree species).
Sime Darby Property 2030 Goal targets
Year IUCN Red List Tree Planting
2020 20,000 trees planted (cumulative total)
2024 24,000 trees planted (cumulative total)
2030 50,000 trees planted (cumulative total)
Results

As at 30th June 2020: 20,790 IUCN trees planted.

Approach
  • For planning Townships/ Landscape Sites – Implementation of 1:1 planting ratio and allocation of at least 10% of trees being IUCN Red List Species.
  • Collaboration with specialist partners and ongoing engagement with operational teams and consultants
Eco-Efficiency programme overview

Aimed at optimising environmental performance resulting from our business activities, the Eco-Efficiency Program combines together our Carbon Footprint Project (CFP), Operational Water, Waste and Recycling Management Initiatives. It covers all 23 Sime Darby Property Operating Units across Property Development, Investment Management and Hospitality & Leisure. Through the program, we:

  • Track, monitor and audit operational carbon emissions, operational water usage and operational waste generation and recycling.
  • Identify and execute optimisation opportunities; and
  • Replicate best practices and consistent systems and tools
Rationale
  • Minimising our impact towards climate change. We are aware of the potential risks from a changing environment as a result of climate change, including potential exposure to climate related extreme weather events and the need to inculcate further resilience in our business value chain and products.
  • Progressive operational cost savings.
    UN-SDG 11
    UN-SDG 12
    UN-SDG 13
Short-term Target
(FY2020)
To review current baselines set in 2016 for Carbon, Water, Waste and Recycling intensity baselines
Mid-term Target
(FY2024)
9% Carbon, Water and Waste intensity reduction and 9% Operational Recycling increase.
Long-term Target
(FY2030)
30% Carbon, Water and Waste intensity reduction and 30% Operational Recycling increase.
Results

For FY2019:

  • 2.25% waste intensity reduction from 2016 Preliminary Representative Baseline,
  • 2.26% water intensity reduction from 2016 Preliminary Representative Baseline,
  • 42.5% carbon intensity reduction from 2016 Baseline.
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