Continental: Working to improve sustainability within Indonesia’s rubber supply chain

Thursday 22nd February 2018 | 0 Comments
 
To safeguard and monitor sustainable rubber production, Continental and GIZ will implement a traceability system
To safeguard and monitor sustainable rubber production, Continental and GIZ will implement a traceability system

A partnership between Continental and the German Corporation for International Cooperation (the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, or GIZ) aims to improve the sustainability of the natural rubber supply chain in Indonesia, the world’s second largest producer of natural rubber. The goals of the collaboration are to develop a criteria catalogue for the sustainable production of natural rubber, to train farmers in sustainable production in accordance with these criteria and to track the rubber from smallholders all the way to production at Continental. By doing so, the partners expect that this optimisation of the supply chain, paired with increases in rubber quality and yield, will generate higher incomes for rubber tree cultivators.

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