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Sime Darby commits to employment & training in PNG


SIME Darby Plantation has said that Papua New Guinea communities will continue to benefit from employment opportunities if the company acquires a majority shareholding in New Britain Palm Oil Limited (NBPOL).

Managing Director of Sime Darby Plantation, Datuk Franki Anthony Dass, stated that using a local workforce is a key part of the company’s strategies.

Sime Darby Plantation is edging closer to acquiring NBPOL, which is Papua New Guinea’s largest private sector employer.

“Sime Darby Plantation ensures that local communities benefit from employment opportunities, be it on plantations or at supporting facilities such as mills, offices, plants and research centres,” Mr Dass said.

Throughout the world, Sime Darby’s presence has generated substantial economic activities within the communities in which it operates.

“We always look to build strong relationships with and hire from within local communities,” Mr Dass said.

“In Papua New Guinea this will also be the case. Local employees have an intrinsic understanding of the land and culture that the company needs to understand.”

Mr Dass said Sime Darby Plantation also provides employees with opportunities to improve their skills and advance their careers through training programs.

Disclosure: The Kuala Lumpur-based Sime Dary Berhad is a client of Jackson Wells Associates Pty Ltd of which the publisher of PNG Attitude is part owner


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