Main Article Content
Palm oil production and export plays an important role in the Malaysian economy. The future of the palm oil sector depends on its economic, social and environmental sustainability. This study was conducted to study the major forces driving the adoption of environmental care strategies in a respondent palm oil mill. A survey based on a set of questionnaires was conducted with 50 workers in the mill. In addition, in-depth interviews were conducted with the mill manager and senior officers from the management level. The findings at the management level indicated that compliance with the Acts and regulations are geared towards the achievement of Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification. Harmonious work relations among employees via effective communication and cultural sharing also have a positive impact on palm oil milling. On an overall basis, the synergy between the various stakeholders in complying with all the acts and regulations pertaining to mill management as well as the implementation of environmental care strategies are essential in achieving sustainability.