Independent party to audit Sime Darby Plantation operations

Published on 18 Feb 2021 9:02:15 PM

Sime Darby Plantation Bhd (SDP), which swung to the black in financial year 2020 (FY20), will be appointing another international independent third-party to review and audit its operations in a bid to tackle mounting forced labour allegations. This initiative comes in the wake of the plantation group being slapped with the withhold release order (WRO) by the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), which led to the ban of Sime Darby palm oil imports to the US.