Sustainable natural rubber is a Tire Industry Project priority.
Natural rubber is a crucial element of tire production (which uses around 70% of all natural rubber) and one reason WBCSD Tire Industry Project (TIP) members want to ensure the sustainable production and supply of natural rubber. This means looking after the people, communities and natural resources touched by natural rubber production and supply, who all stand to benefit from the creation and adoption of sustainable practices and businesses.
The WBCSD’s TIP initiated development of the Global Platform for sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR). The GPSNR is an independent platform comprised of natural rubber value-chain stakeholders – it aims to lead improvements in the socio-economic and environmental performance of the natural rubber value chain.
The GPSNR has an ambitious, wide-reaching, common set of priorities for the natural rubber supply chain, it will work to harmonize standards to improve respect for human rights, prevent land-grabbing, protect biodiversity and water resources, improve yields, and increase supply chain transparency and traceability.
This video captures the ceremonial launch of the GPSNR, which took place in Singapore, October 2018.
For membership enquiries and more information on the GPSNR, please contact [email protected]
GPSNR Founding Members at the time of the platform’s inaugural General Assembly, March 2019, per GPSNR membership category, alphabetical order:
Producers, processors and traders:
Halcyon Agri Corporation, ITOCHU Corporation, Kirana Megatara, MARDEC, PRASIDHA, SIPEF, SIPH, Socfin Group, Southland Global, Thai Eastern
Car Makers, Other Downstream Users, and Financial Institutions:
BMW Group, Ford Motor Company, General Motors
Tire Makers and Other Natural Rubber Makers/Buyers:
Bridgestone Corporation, Continental AG, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Hankook Tire Co., Ltd., Kumho Tire Company Inc., Michelin, Nokian Tyres, Pirelli & C. S.p.A., Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd., Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd., The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.
Civil Society organizations:
BirdLife International, Conservation International, HCV Resource Network, FSC, Mighty Earth, PEFC, Rainforest Alliance, RESOURCETRUST NETWORK, SNV, World Resources Institute, WWF
Affiliate Member Organizations:
Tanintharyi Region Rubber Planters and Producers Association (TRRPPA), ProForest, Control Union