M&H Global Plantations Sdn Bhd is getting on the growing Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) movement in the timber industry, inviting more businesses to join them in forming successful wood-entrepreneurs.
In lieu of this, M&H organized a tree-planting ceremony at PT 1695 Mukim Rasa, Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor, which they believe is an excellent way for the community to demonstrate that a greener earth is what we need. It inspires individuals and communities to take environmental action.
M&H is a company that grows fast growing lightweight hardwood timber trees to meet the ever-increasing demand for sustainable cultivated timber. M&H Global Plantation promotes the 3P movement using ESG as the guiding light.
M&H's Chief Executive Officer, Hansel Solibun Choy (Hans), as well as Dato Seri Liew Ah Onn, the company's Chief Strategy Officer, participated in the event. With 50 people in attendance, the event was more than just a fun Saturday morning activity; it was an eye opener for many on the importance of environmental sustainability and M&H's contribution to zero-carbon emissions through ESG.
Climate change and social issues, according to Hans, are among the most serious threats to our current way of life. In today's fast-changing world, pivoting business strategies to become more sustainable has become a business imperative for all companies.
"We understand that change brings challenges, but change also brings opportunities. Our mission is to provide a sustainable return on investment for our shareholders while also donating a consistent amount to charitable organisations, specifically the Orang Asli community."
"We wanted a project that was less reliant on market mood swings, so we became one of the few companies in Malaysia that focuses on the cultivation of fast-growing timber," explained Hans.
M&H has increased the total acreage under management from 300 acres in 2019 to 900 acres in 2021 while planting nearly 200,000 fast-growing timber trees. This is made possible by the company's shareholders and partners, as well as by attracting incredible people to their 3P Movement.
M&H hopes to add another 200,000 trees and acquire another plot of land in 2023, with a long-term goal to manage 100,000 acres of land.
"We also seek to become a fully-fledged sustainable timber cultivation organisation which will reforest logged off trees and abandon land in Malaysia. As a result, business partners are welcome to participate in our projects, where we provide consultancy and high-quality seedlings.
"Our goal is to become the leader in producing sustainable grown timber products for both local and international markets," Hans explained.