Creating Positive Growth

Here at Central Sugars Refinery Sdn Bhd (CSR), we are committed to build a sustainable business that impacts the world and our community in a positive way every day. As a company, we want to create growth that we can be proud of and make the right decisions that ensures a better tomorrow.

Our approach to sustainability is guided by VIVE which is a voluntary continuous improvement sustainability programme for sugar supply chains, focused on driving continuous improvement in sustainability performance in our business.

The VIVE Partners are Czarnikow, which has been a trusted partner to the sugar industry since 1861 and has developed unique relationships and insight, and AB Sustain, which has been pioneering sustainable agricultural programmes since 1995 and now operates in 60 countries.

The VIVE programme is designed to operate along our entire supply chain from producer to end user and comprehensively covers the key sustainability aspects within the areas of People, Planet and Profit.

The VIVE Programme is composed of three steps, with each step offering a different level of insight into sustainability practices at Farm and Facility:

  • 1. Foundation Level (Key sustainability principles)
  • 2. Claim Level (Benchmarked against other sustainability standards)
  • 3. Excellence Level (Going beyond compliance)

Re-enforcing our commitment to drive continuous improvement across the business, CSR is participating within VIVE’s Excellence Level.

There are 5 Pillars of the VIVE Programme, designed to create a better world for the future generations.


Continuously safeguarding the rights and welfare of our employees, as well as those working with our suppliers


Both internally and with third party suppliers, we are focused on ensuring that each step in our supply chain adheres to our sustainability principles.


Managing our facilities in a manner which ensures that the safety and well-being of our employees, contractors and visitors are protected at all times.


Ensuring our ability to trace all raw materials back to individual farms, all products through our facilities and all finished products forward to our customers.


Managing our facilities to produce sugar with the minimum possible adverse impact on the environment