We employ a modern approach to fair and sustainable value creation in the origination of natural rubber. Our plantations span Malaysia and West Africa and as a sustainable model corporate citizen, we are extensively invested in ecological conservation, economic growth and social development. Our 10,000 ha Malaysian plantation will feed our Malaysian processing facilities while our Cameroon plantations totalling 100,000 ha employ low density planting safeguarding against negative impact on biodiversity. We are extensively invested in meeting the highest quality, social and environmental standards, exploiting our management’s agronomical expertise to maximise yield and minimise impact.
We balance economic development with ecological and social preservation, providing employment directly affecting in excess of 40,000 individuals. We have a high allocation of High Carbon Stock and High Conservation Value areas, adhering to international standards. 25,000 hectares of our Cameroon plantations, a land space equal to 4 times the size of Manhattan Island, is designated as protected land, and through strategic planning with local and international NGOs, access and rights will be given to local and indigenous communities.
Our Cameroon Outgrower Programme will drive dual agenda of social-economic development and ecological conservation by developing land into multi-crop farms around a core of natural rubber. The programme targets 27,000 ha and in excess of 10,000 smallholders with a planting programme set to run until 2031. Halcyon’s total plantation output is set to exceed 120,000 mT in 15 years.