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Nestlé Malaysia's Reforestation Efforts Make Further Progress Reaching 1.8 Million Trees Planted Under Project RELeaf

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Annual Nationwide Tree Planting Event Sees Nestlé Employees Volunteering to Plant 5,000 Trees

Nestlé Malaysia's reforestation efforts have reached another remarkable milestone, with the successful planting of 2.8 million trees through the ongoing Project RELeaf and the previously accomplished Project RiLeaf. Notably, Project RELeaf alone has reached 1.8 million trees. These achievements align with the Company's goal of planting 4 million trees throughout Malaysia by 2025, resulting in an estimated carbon sequestration of 700,000 tonnes of CO2.

Nestlé Malaysia's Reforestation Efforts Reaching 1.8 Million TreesJuan Aranols, CEO of Nestlé Malaysia Berhad, with [Left] R. Vijayakumar, Regional CEO, Sabah Region, Sime Darby Plantation, and [Right] Yong Lee Keng, Agricultural Services Manager, Nestlé Malaysia, at Nestlé Malaysia's annual Nationwide Tree Planting Event, as part of Nestle's Project RELeaf target to plant 3 million trees across Malaysia by 2025.

To further accelerate these efforts, the Company continued to carry out its annual Nationwide Tree Planting event, where over 400 dedicated Nestlé Cares volunteers and representatives from partners Sime Darby Plantation and TDM Plantation, joined hands to plant a total of 5,000 trees in five locations across the nation, namely Kuala Selangor Nature Park; SDP North Labis, Johor, SDP Tiger Estate Tawau, Sabah; TDM Plantation, Terengganu; and Perlis State Forestry Department.

Mr. Juan Aranols, Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad said, “Reflecting on our journey, we are proud of the progress we have made in our reforestation efforts. The cumulated planting of 2.8 million trees marks a significant milestone in our ESG journey, and our work today reflects our continued dedication to further our Forest Positive strategy in safeguarding Malaysia's precious ecosystems. We are now setting our sights on the planting of the remaining 1.2 million trees through Project RELeaf by the first half of 2025, contributing to our overarching target of 4 million trees. We would also like to express our gratitude to our esteemed partners Sime Darby Plantation, TDM Plantation and the Malaysian Nature Society for their unwavering support in our reforestation initiative.”

Nestlé Malaysia’s Project RELeaf name is guided by the 3”Rs” – REforest, REstore and REspect. Through this project, the Company aims to reforest wildlife corridors to connect fragmented forests to mitigate human-animal conflict and protect wildlife habitat, restore riparian buffer zones to minimise water contamination due to soil sediments and agricultural run-offs, and importantly, respect and support the positive transformation of local communities.

Hand-in-hand with environmental stewardship, Project RELeaf also supports the livelihoods of local farmers and Orang Asli communities, particularly women, in both Kinabatangan, Sabah, and throughout Peninsular Malaysia. This is achieved by providing training aimed at capacity building while enhancing their awareness of the importance of environmental conservation. Among others, this includes activities such as planting and nurturing seedlings, overseeing their transfer to planting sites and tending to the planted trees. To date, Nestlé Malaysia has engaged more than 90 local communities in seedling production and more than 120 local communities in tree planting.

Alongside engaging local communities, this time around the nationwide tree planting event also served as a training ground, taking a hands-on approach to equip employees with the necessary knowledge about reforestation and planting methods. The objective is not only to enhance their understanding of reforestation but also to foster a sustainability mindset within the organisation.

"We at Nestlé Malaysia, truly appreciate the importance of reforestation and the respect for nature. It is our hope that by participating in this tree planting event, all of us will inspire others to get involved in environmental stewardship. By fostering a culture of sustainability, we aim to create lasting positive impact on the environment and the communities we serve,” concluded Aranols.

Nestlé Malaysia's Reforestation Efforts Reaching 1.8 Million Trees

Nestlé Malaysia's Reforestation Efforts Reaching 1.8 Million Trees

Nestlé Malaysia's Reforestation Efforts Reaching 1.8 Million TreesGreen thumbs at Nestlé: More than 400 Nestlé Care volunteers successfully planted over 5,000 trees at Nestlé Malaysia's annual Nationwide Tree Planting Event, taking place in 5 locations across the nation.


About Nestlé Malaysia
Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage manufacturer. Headquartered in Switzerland, Nestlé is present in more than 180 countries around the world, and our 270,000 employees are committed to Nestlé’s purpose of unlocking the power of food to enhance quality of life for everyone, today and for generations to come. Our performance is driven by our Nutrition, Health and Wellness strategy. Nourishing Malaysians since 1912, Nestlé has earned the trust of our consumers through our quality brands and products. We are committed to improving the lives of the communities in which we operate, whilst maintaining our Halal excellence and integrity.

This is in line with our promise of delivering GOOD FOOD, GOOD LIFE to all. To learn more about how we have been nourishing Malaysians for over a century, do visit www.nestle.com.my or our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Nestle.Malaysia.


For more information, please contact: 

Shaheen Zaffar
Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad
Tel: (+603) 7965 6456
E-mail: [email protected] 

Ooi See Bee
East Malaysia MAGGI® PR
E-mail: [email protected]