Asian Forestry Company (Sabah) recognises that long term sustainability is not only determined by economic success. For this reason we engage proactively with the nearby communities and other stakeholders while also working to protect and improve the state of the remaining natural ecosystems.Since 2010, the company has complete over 100 community engagement and development projects.
Sustainabilty support intiaitives include:
Asian Forestry Company (Sabah) seeks first to be a good neighbour to local communities. This is done through:
Since 2010, AFCS has worked with reputable partners with a deep commitment to community development. Together we have completed community infrastructure, medical support, water supply and sanitation projects.
Protection of the natural environment is ensured through structured planing, management and monitoring, both internal and independent.
Understanding and creating awareness of the biodiversity present in the area is core to our conservation program.
AFCS has partnered with organisations leading conservation efforts and studies in Sabah. Together we have undertaken biodiversity studies, camera trapping, seed collection, research collaborations and high conservation value area assessments.
Asian Forestry Company (Sabah) seeks to comply with the Forest Stewardship Council® and Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme® Forest Management and Chain of Custody Standards as well as relevant national and international regulations.
Compliance is a continous process of documenting standards, training staff, auditing and improvement:
The safety of our staff and also visitors entering the area is paramount and ensured through strict adherence to safety protocols and regulations. Key elements are: