Sapulut Forest Development

Who we are

Sapulut Forest Development Sdn Bhd (SFD) is a sustainable forestry company located in Sabah, Malaysia. For decades, extensive and unsustainable logging practices in Sabah have left many rich rainforests badly degraded that they are now gone forever. Although, such practices have ceased, the effects are still felt today. As a responsible forestry firm, we hope to reverse the damage.

Our Vision

Bringing back the natural forest and managing it sustainably.

Our Core Purpose

To deliver consistent, predictable and sustainable supplies of quality timber from our NFM and ITP (BASIL) forests.

Our Background History

On Sept 10, 1997, Sapulut signed a sustainable forest management license agreement 04/09 with the Sabah government to oversee 93,500ha of forest management unit (FMU14), within the Sapulut Forest Reserve (Sapulut FR), into a production forest for a period of 99 years.

A total of 18,687 ha were excised for Maliau Basin Management Committee (MBMC) and socio-economic development between the period of 2004 and 2015. From the updated 3rd FMP, 76,613 ha of license area known as Sapulut Forest Reserve is managed by Sapulut Forest Development Sdn Bhd. The licence agreement is extended to 2114 with the changes.


Sapulut is certified with Malaysian Criteria and Indicators for Forest Management Certification (MC&I(Natural Forest)) under the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme (MTCS).