High Conservation Value (HCV)
All natural habitats have inherent conservation values, they may contain species only found in that location for example or have specific cultural importance. High Conservation Values (HCV) are those where the biological, ecological, social or cultural value is outstandingly significant at a national, regional or international level.
As early as 2011 Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) committed to protecting areas that include HCV. This includes committing to not operating in nationally and internationally designated protected areas. Since then we have assessed our plantations and mapped 53, 000 hectares which are now set aside for conservation.