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.
GPSNR recognizes the need to work towards economic sustainability within the natural rubber industry, ensuring that the earnings of millions of smallholders and farmworkers are enough for them to enjoy a decent standard of living. This is why ensuring equity along the value chain is one of our 12 principles critical to achieving a desired, sustainable state of the natural rubber industry.
With the overarching awareness of the importance of smallholder inclusivity in GPSNR, the Smallholders Representation Working Group set out with an internal goal of 10 smallholder applicants for membership. To date, the number of applications received has more than doubled on that goal, and we are pleased to welcome a total of 22 smallholder farmers as new members thus far.
In preparation for the finalized desired state and Theory of Change proposals to be presented at the upcoming 2nd General Assembly, the Working Group has observed the need to develop a user-friendly document for the communication of their deliverables to the rest of the GPSNR members.
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.