Founded in 1910 by William Sime and Henry Darby (Sime, Darby and Co.), the company merged with long-established companies Guthrie and Golden Hope in 2007. Sime Darby operates across the palm oil supply chain, from managing plantations and mills, to refining certified palm oil and manufacturing edible oils, and other palm oil derived consumer goods. The company operates in Malaysia, Indonesia China, Netherlands, UK, Africa, Thailand and Papua New Guinea. In 2019, Sime Darby separated its supply chain operations to be managed under Sime Darby Plantations (Upstream) and Sime Darby Oils (Downstream).

RSPO Member : Yes RSPO Member : Yes

Environmental, Social, Governance Rating (SPOTT)


Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) rating from SPOTT - Sustainability Policy Transparency Toolkit.
Sime Darby map

Market cap


Million US$



hectares (across some 250 plantations in Malaysia, Indonesia, Liberia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands)

Supply chain position


Grower of oil palm | Processor and trader of crude palm oil and palm kernel oil | Refiner

Refineries / capacity


refineries (total capacity of 3.8 million metric tonnes per year)

NDPE Policy


No Deforestation, No peat, No exploitation

Market served


Parent Company



Sime Darby Oils, Sime Darby Plantations, New Britain Palm Oil Limited, Emery Oleochemicals, Emery Oleo Specialities Sdn Bhd., Sime Darby Industrial Services, Ford Malaysia Sdn Bhd, PT. Minamas Plantation, Weifang Sime Darby Port Co. Ltd., Sime Darby Energy Sdn. Bhd.,


Oils and fats products for food applications including baking, margarines and shortenings, oleochemicals for industrial applications, as well as biodiesel.


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February 11, 2020
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July 8, 2020
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July 28, 2020
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