Commitment to Sustainable Forestry and the Malaysian Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management (MC&I SFM).
The management of Bornion Timber Sdn. Bhd. is fully committed to the overall objective of sustainable forest management and development, as formulated by the management policies and specific objectives described in the Forest Management Plan. The company will implement its plans for natural and plantation forests through own qualified staff and eligible contractors.
It will employ an independent certification body to regularly audit its Forest Management Plan and operational practices, employing internationally acknowledged Principles and Criteria of forest certification as its guiding framework. Beyond reaching its objectives the company will undertake reasonable efforts for continuous improvement of all systems and methods in management planning and operational practices, based on constant monitoring and evaluations of its economic, environmental and social impacts.
The management of Bornion Timber Sdn. Bhd. supports the relevant conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO) as signed by the Malaysian Government with full concern, and without any restriction:
- ILO Convention No. 87 on the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise
- ILO Convention No. 98 on the Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining
The objective of this Policy is to ensure that the employees of Bornion Timber S/B are properly informed about their core labour rights and the company commitment to comply with the provisions made in these Conventions, to which the Government of Malaysia is a signatory member. As a result, the company does not prohibit any of the employees from joining a legal union.
This Policy Statement, as well as any associated procedures, will be reviewed on regular basis as necessary, to reflect any changes in the policies of the Government of Malaysia.
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE FOR APPLICANTS FROM LOCAL COMMUNITIES SURROUNDING FMU 11
In line with the company commitment to honour the responsibility given to manage FMU 11, Bornion Timber Sdn Bhd is committed to support the socio economic development of the local communities through preferential treatment in decisions on any job opportunities that are suitable for qualified local applicants.
Definition of the term “preferential treatment”:
Giving priority to job applicants from local communities in decision making on employment and job skill development through training.
In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Bornion Timber Sdn Bhd will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. The company does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices because of race, religion, gender, marital status, national origin, or age.
Bornion Timber Sdn Bhd assures that all applicants for employment and all company employees are given equal consideration based solely on job-related factors, such as qualification, experience, commitment, performance and availability. Such equal consideration applies to all human resource management actions, including but not limited to recruitment, selection, appointment, job assignment, training, transfer, promotion, merit increases, demotion, termination, pay rates and fringe benefits. The company reviews, evaluates and monitors all personnel matters to ensure these are in accordance with this policy.
Employees with questions or concerns about discrimination in the workplace are encouraged to bring these issues to the attention of their manager/supervisor or the manager of the Human Resource Department. Employees can raise concerns and make reports without fear of reprisal. Anyone found to be engaging in unlawful discrimination will be subject to disciplinary action, and / or termination of employment.
POLICY STATEMENT OF SAFETY & HEALTH AT WORK
This Safety and Health Policy demonstrates the company’s concern and commitment to ensure safety and health of all employees of Bornion Timber Sdn Bhd. The policy forms the basis for developing and implementing programmes and measures to ensure safety and health at the workplace.
The company management acknowledges its legal obligation of care towards protecting the Health and Safety of all its employees, and others who may be affected by the company’s activities.
In order to implement its responsibilities into operational practice the management will:
- Comply with all the requirements of legislation related to safety and health as stated in the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994, as well as regulations and codes of practice which have been approved;
- Establish a Safety and Health Committee (SHC) that defines the organization and responsibilities related to Safety and Health;
- Ensure that the systems and procedures relating to this Policy Statement are consistently applied;
- Undertake adequate assessment and control of the health and safety risk arising from our work activities;
- Provide and maintain safe processing plants, machinery tools, and equipment;
- Consult our employees on matters affecting and improving their health and safety;
- Employ a trained Safety and Health Officer to ensure the proper implementation of the company’s safety and health policies, systems and procedures;
- Ensure the safe storage and judicious handling, use and disposal of any hazardous substances;
- Provide adequate training and ensure that all employees are competent to carry out their assigned tasks in a safe manner;
- Provide information, instruction and supervision for employees and contracted parties;
- Prevent accidents and work-related illness;
- Maintain safety and healthy working conditions at all operational and administrative sites and locations;
- Ensure that any party contracted to carry out work for the company is capable of complying with the prescribed health and safety rules and regulations; and
- Bring this Policy Statement to the attention of all employees and seek their co-operation in supporting the management in its efforts to establish, improve, and maintain a safe and healthy working environment.
- This Safety and Health Policy Statement and its associated organizational systems, procedures and arrangements will be reviewed on annual basis and revised as necessary to reflect changes in the company’s work environment. Any changes to the Policy will be brought to the attention of all employees.
ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY STATEMENT
- Protect, conserve and improve the environment in all of its operations and decision making.
- Incorporate environmental management principles in its corporate strategy, planning and implementation.
- Comply with all applicable laws and regulations and voluntarily adopt or establish standards to constantly improve its environmental performance (Riparian reserves, steep area, etc.)
- Conduct and support relevant research and development to improve the quality of the environment.
- Adopt 3R concept: Reuse, Reduce and Recycle.
- Conduct environmental audits and review.
- Promote active programmer on environment education amongst employees to enhance environmental awareness.
- Only permitted chemicals allowed in the license area. Chemicals that are not listed in the prohibited chemicals by Sabah Forestry Department are allowed to be used by the company. A proper guideline and store to place the chemical must be labelled and equipped with all safety measures.
- Always encourage minimization of chemical usage in the license area, especially forest plantation, towards organic alternative (environmentally friendly) provided in the market from time to time