Stakeholders launch Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber

World Business Council for Sustainable Development, October 25, 2018 - Natural rubber stakeholders convened for the ceremonial launch of an independent platform to lead improvements in the socio-economic and environmental performance of the natural rubber value chain. 

Stakeholders including tire manufacturers, other rubber users, suppliers and processors, vehicle makers and NGOs, contributed to the development of the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR). This included alignment on a wide-reaching set of priorities for the natural rubber supply chain. The GPSNR will work to harmonize standards to improve respect for human rights, prevent land-grabbing and deforestation, protect biodiversity and water resources, improve yields, and increase supply chain transparency and traceability. Read More

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