Environmental Disclosures of Palm Oil Plantation Companies in Malaysia: A Tool for Stakeholder Engagement

Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management Corp. Soc. Responsib. Environ. Mgmt. 17, 52-62 (2010)

Published online 12 November 2009 in Wiley InterScience, DOI: 10.1002/csr.218

11 Pages Posted: 15 Oct 2012

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Radiah Othman

Massey University

Rashid Ameer

IPU New Zealand Tertairy Institute

Date Written: October 15, 2012

Abstract

This paper examines annual environmental protection disclosures of palm oil companies in Malaysia that have signifi cant implications for the preservation of earth, water and air quality. We found that the location of the environmental disclosures vary among the sampl companies. We found that the extent of the disclosures on four key items – environmental policy, measurement systems, targets for improvements and impact on biodiversity – has been very low among the sample companies. The paper concludes that unless the gaps in the knowledge of both palm-oil-producing companies and stakeholders regarding environmental protection are addressed, environmental degradation is likely to continue and the corporate ‘tick-boxing’ trickery would carry on concealing the real picture from stakeholders.

Keywords: corporate environmental responsibility, disclosure, palm oil plantation, Malaysia, annual report

Suggested Citation

Othman, Radiah and Ameer, Rashid, Environmental Disclosures of Palm Oil Plantation Companies in Malaysia: A Tool for Stakeholder Engagement (October 15, 2012). Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management Corp. Soc. Responsib. Environ. Mgmt. 17, 52-62 (2010) , Published online 12 November 2009 in Wiley InterScience, DOI: 10.1002/csr.218, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2162171

Radiah Othman (Contact Author)

Massey University ( email )

School of Accountancy
Palmerston North
New Zealand

Rashid Ameer

IPU New Zealand Tertairy Institute ( email )

57 Aokautere Drive
Fitzherbert
Palmerston north
New Zealand

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