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UKM - YSD Chair for Sustainable Development

ZERO WASTE TECHNOLOGY FOR THE PALM OIL INDUSTRY
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

RM15 million

Endowment Fund

 


YSD contributed a huge endowment fund of RM15 million to Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) with the aim of leading and directing research that is relevant to palm oil industry to aspire Malaysia to be a model for sustainable development for the world. With the collaboration of Sime Darby Plantation, UKM will undertake research for improvements that can be made to increase the value-added products from the industry, as well as reduce green house gas emissions. These improvements include green technology and innovative practices, ultimately leading to zero waste to the ground, air, and water. This Chair does not only comply with the Group’s wishes for a more sustainable future, it is also in tandem with the government’s measures towards ensuring sustainable growth through green technology.

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