The Carotino Group is at the forefront of environmental conservation in the palm industry and its products are ethically sourced from environmentally sustainable plantations.
The parent company is a member of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil and adheres to strict international standards on environmental sustainability. The Group works hard to minimize pollution and promote biodiversity on its land.
Preserving Malaysia’s forests
All of Carotino’s plantations are in government-approved agricultural non-peat areas, some of which are located near designated forest reserves. As such, forest conservation is an essential part of the group’s environmental policy. The proximity to these natural forests compliments the biodiversity of the palm plantations and provides a visually stunning backdrop which Carotino is committed to preserving by several means, including:
• Abstaining from planting on all forms of peat swamps.
• Refraining from planting on government designated forest and wildlife reserves.
• Leaving excessively steep terrain uncultivated and retaining as forest nature reserves
Protecting natural habitats and endangered species
Malaysia is one of the world’s leading producers of palm oil products and all plantations in Malaysia adhere to very strict environmental legislation. The government takes a proactive stand on environmental issues and has a dedicated Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources which is very robust in enforcing the law in this field.
The Malaysian palm oil industry not only works hard to minimize pollution and protect the habitats of all wildlife, it actively promotes biodiversity of flora and fauna in its oil plantations. It works closely in partnership with internationally renowned environmental organizations such as the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) to achieve these goals.
The red palm fruit oil used to make Carotino comes exclusively from Malaysia and is supplied by long established plantations which have been growing palm trees for many decades. All of J.C. Chang/Carotino’s oil palm plantations are located on designated non-peat agricultural land that does not encroach on any orangutan habitat. All palm oil downstream products produced by the group for both domestic and export markets originate in peninsular Malaysia which has never been an orangutan habitat. The group designated non-peat agricultural land that does not encroach on any orangutan habitat.
The group contributes towards orangutan rehabilitation and protection through the Malaysian Palm Oil Council, which has allocated a $5.5 million US dollar Malaysian Wildlife Conservation Fund.