As the leading sugar producer in Malaysia, MSM is committed to operate responsibly as it aims to achieve economic, environmental and social sustainability throughout our business activities and supply chain operations.
By placing a special emphasis on sustainability, we are able to address challenges, create opportunities and identify solutions concerning commercial decisions targeted to promote the most responsible best practices.
Consequently, this allows us to improve our integrity and accountability, which in turn increases the efficiency of our business.
In 2015, MSM made a noteworthy contribution of up to (Ringgit Malaysia) RM5 million in business tithe (zakat) for three states (Kuala Lumpur, Pulau Pinang and Perlis) where it operates its businesses. This was a reflection of the Group’s strong financial performance, given the fluctuating price of sugar in the world market.
To date, MSM continues to harness sustainable initiatives and solutions which maximizes benefits for stakeholders and community.
MSM Sugar Refinery (Johor) Sdn. Bhd. (MSM Johor), a subsidiary of MSM Malaysia Holdings Berhad (MSM) operates MSM’s new sugar refinery based in Tanjung Langsat, Johor which is set to be the largest standalone sugar refinery in Malaysia. Erected on a 50.63 acre land plot, the integrated complex is under development for Phase 1 - to build and operate a 3,000 tonnes per day of refined sugar output (RSO) contributing of up to 1 million MT on the Group’s annual production capacity. This is set to be fully commissioned by mid year of 2018. Upon increase in demand, expansion of Phase 2 shall commence by 2025. The combined annual production capacity of Phase 1 and Phase 2 is capable for up to an astounding 2 million MT, strengthening MSM’s position as one of the leading refined sugar producer in the region. With an investment of approximately USD $259 million for the development of Phase 1, this magnifies the Group’s confidence to showcase its ability towards MSM’s 53 years of talented expertise and experience in sugar refining and skilled management. Upon completion and full commissioning of MSM Johor, the total group production capacity will increase of up to 3.25 million MT per annum. One of MSM Johor’s salient point enables capacity building which translates to competitive pricing on end products. This allows MSM to foray into neighbouring countries, further strengthen the Group’s domestic market share and transform Malaysia into a regional hub for high quality refined sugar. Significantly, MSM Johor is seen to be a key growth driver for MSM Group to realize its mission in becoming one of the top 10 global sugar player by 2020.