Sapulut Forest Development, Sustainable Forest Management

Sapulut Forest Development Sdn Bhd is a sustainable forestry company located in the State of Sabah, Malaysia. For many decades, Sabah’s rain forest was logged extensively for its valuable timber. Although such uncontrolled practice has ceased, its effect is still felt today. Many once forested regions are so badly degraded that they are lost forever. As a responsible forestry company, we hope to reverse the damage.


What Makes Us Different


Bringing back the natural forest and managing it sustainably.

Core Purpose

To deliver consistent, predictable, and sustainable timber for the building of sustainable communities, towns, and cities.


To plant 1 million trees per annum in our forest.

Core Values

We select our team based on this yardstick, and reinforces it at every opportunity. This is aligned with Our Vision, Our Core Purpose and Our Strategy.

It is embedded in our DNA and is our Sapulut culture.

Lean Six Sigma

This is a structured process of constant improvement of self, of teams, and of Sapulut.

There is no finish line.

Data Driven

We establish the right standards, measure the right things, so that we can constantly improve ourselves, our teams and our organization.

It takes a team to win.



The Covid-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented public health emergency that swept the globe. Businesses, operations and lifestyles in Malaysia as well as many other countries have drastically changed and are struggling to adapt to the new normal, starting with the imposed strict Movement Control Order (MCO) as a public health control measure.

In the Special Edition Newsletter published on April 30, we would like to share how it has affected us and what are the steps planned by us to get our company ready for post MCO and the new normal.

Find Out More >

Social Sustainability

Sapulut has actively engaged with local communities as they are one of our valuable stakeholders. We include them in the Forestry operation through direct employment and conducting various community programs such as goodwill visit, promoting local handicrafts, offering scholarships, charitable contributions, protecting water sources of villages and awareness talk. The programs have a direct impact on the social and economic well being of the local communities.


What We Are Up To

As part of the environment community,
we’re always learning, innovating, and sharing information.

Industrial Tree Plantation (ITP) paves the way for higher revenue

Reference: Timber Malaysia | Malaysian Timber Council Newsletter July-August 2022 Issue; Raw materials are crucial for all economies and their availability as well as cost ...
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Exchange Ideas: It Takes a Team to Win

Author: Stephen David; Published Date: 26th September 2022 This visit was held on 6th – 7th September 2022 to fulfill the invitation from Forest Solution ...
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Forest Fire Prevention and Control Training

Author: Shahirah binti Amirullah from Forest Protection Department; Published Date: 19th August 2022 Forest Fire Prevention and Control Training was held on 3rd - 5th ...
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Official Opening of Sapulut Nursery by Chief Minister of Sabah

Author: Anastasha Arlene Junigo of Forest Resource Department; Published Date: 18th August 2022 “Today marks a very proud day in the story of Sapulut Forest ...
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Nursery Improvement

The nursery plays a vital role in helping the plantation unit achieve its production target. The objective of the nursery is to supply high-quality and ...
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Demo Plot with BFC Guidance

Timber plantation plays a significant role to produce raw timber material. Choosing a fast-growing species can create a higher yield in the shortest time compared ...
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