We practise Sustainable
Being a major industry player, the RH Group fully accepts the
stewardship responsibility in caring for our forests and practises
Sustainable Forest Management in promoting the wise use of this
valuable natural heritage.
Apart from generating economic benefits for Malaysia from our
country’s timber resources, our commitment to Sustainable
Forest Management and our investment in tree plantations enable
us to keep the country green by helping to conserve the forests
for the economic and environmental needs of future generations.
RH Group is also committed to strict compliance of industry regulations
in its areas of operations worldwide.
Planted Forest - Sustainable Resources
"Rimbunan Hijau" can be translated as "forever green", reflecting
Tan Sri Datuk Tiong's insistence of his "green" concept, also
attesting to his concerns about the equilibrium of our ecosystem.
Consequently, Rimbunan Hijau has drafted a set of strict management
rules pertaining to logging, requiring the reafforestation of
deforested lands in order to restore the ecological equilibrium.
"Cut and plant" has become the guideline of Rimbunan Hijau under
Tan Sri Datuk Tiong's stewardship.
In tandem with our environmental pledge, we have launched our
reafforestation program, to plant trees with faster growth rates.
Rimbunan Hijau's approach is selective cutting of trees in a meticulous
manner and the preservation of young trees.
RH continues to plant trees in a large scale. We not only cut
trees, we also plant. RH Group is actively planting trees to help boost regeneration rates
of logged areas both locally and overseas e.g. New Zealand and
Papua New Guinea (PNG).
Tan Sri Datuk Tiong is currently a director of the World Forest
Center, and is doing his part in forest resources management,
environmental protection as well as flood control.
Expanding forest areas through planted forests is important given
the growing demand for wood fibre and non-wood products and services
such as energy and carbon sequestration. The yield from the planted
forest will lessen the pressure on the natural forest and help
to avert the damage done to the natural forest.
Island Corridor Planting (ICP) is practised for the restoration
of logged over forest and for increasing the wood volume and economic
value of secondary forests. ICP mimics natural gap dynamics, protects
the soil by maintaining vegetation on site, and minimises soil
RH Group is the largest veneer-cum-plywood manufacturer in Malaysia
Tiasa Holdings Berhad). In 1995, we built the first particleboard
factory in Sarawak (Subur
Tiasa Holdings Berhad). Since then, the RH Group is also a
key player in the production of laminated boards and other forms
of value-added timber products. By processing wood wastes, our
downstream processing activities help minimise wastage of valuable
timber resources and improve environmental control by reducing
the need for open burning or dumping of wood wastes.
In recent years, our success has facilitated our move beyond local
borders. We have set up timber processing facilities in Papua
New Guinea, Africa, China, Russia, and New Zealand.