GLOBAL PLATFORM FOR SUSTAINABLE NATURAL RUBBER
For a fair, equitable and environmentally sound natural rubber value chain.
Ensuring relevant representation of Smallholders within the GPSNR Governance is a priority.
GPSNR will work to harmonize standards to improve respect for human rights, prevent land-grabbing, deforestation and more.
Development of the GPSNR was initiated by the CEOs of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Tire Industry Project (TIP) in November 2017. Members of the platform include tire manufacturers, rubber suppliers and processors, vehicle makers and NGOs. Representatives from each of these stakeholder groups have contributed to the development of the Singapore-based platform and the wide-reaching set of priorities that will define GPSNR strategy and objectives.
Vision: A fair, equitable and environmentally sound natural rubber value chain.
Mission: To lead improvements in the socioeconomic and environmental performance of the natural rubber value chain.
Strategy & Objectives Working Group is finalizing the Desired State document and Theory of Change. Both documents are shared with Strategy 1, 2, and 3 Working Groups to promote a process of verifying underlying concepts, root causes, and opportunities.
GPSNR shares vision of Sustainable Natural Rubber future at 15th Global Rubber Conference in Hainan, China
On December 18th 2019, the first rubber smallholder with 2.4 hectares of rubber farm from Thailand has submitted his application form to GPSNR after the characteristics of GPSNR smallholders have been finalized together with the approval of onboarding procedure by the EC.
Strong, sustainable supply chains can only be achieved if the most fragile player, smallholders, are empowered. The definition of ‘smallholders’ together with engagement guideline is being finalized with the aim to have a new ordinary membership category that would allow smallholders to express their views, ideas and concerns to the other international players within GPSNR.