Production of natural rubber has been long associated with the risk of tropical deforestation and poor working conditions, and the continuous growing demand – if not addressed properly – may increase the pressure on biodiversity and local communities.
It is therefore crucial to scale up responsible practices all along the supply chain and to develop solutions to ensure its sustainability.
The challenge remains that the supply chains are extremely complex and fragmented, with 85% of natural rubber being produced by millions of smallholder farmers.
Such massive number of players makes transparency incredibly difficult to achieve.
Designed to foster transparency even in the midst of these challenges, RubberWay has emerged as a key supporting tool to ensure the sustainability throughout the entire supply chain.
The challenge remains that the supply chains are extremely complex and fragmented, with 85% of natural rubber being produced by millions of smallholder farmers. Such massive number of players makes transparency incredibly difficult to achieve.
RubberWay assists in ensuring buyers meet their commitment to sustainable natural rubber.
Choosing RubberWay will support you in engaging your entire supply chain towards more sustainable practices.
RubberWay can support fulfilment of your reporting obligations, including those relating to Duty of Care and GPSNR Reporting requirements.
By detecting areas for intervention, RubberWay helps natural rubber buyers design geography specific mitigation action plans.
As the leading provider of rubber-related field data, RubberWay offers you access to unrivalled knowledge from its massive database.
"We strongly suggest the use of shared tools that are known to be successful."
"RubberWay is clearly an important large-scale project to improve the sustainability of the natural rubber supply chain."
“RubberWay has shared some very insightful results with GPSNR. The findings were key to inform our Working Groups (particularly relating to capacity building work) and helped us to better understand the situation on the ground to plot the way forward.”
"Our experience in using RubberWay has been very useful. The results allow us to develop a systematic and targeted CSR approach to deliver meaningful benefits to our long-term partners and to the rubber community."
"RubberWay is not only used as a risk assessment tool, but it also as an effective way to raise awareness on social and environmental topics, and to engage the actors of the supply chain towards more sustainable practices."
"RubberWay is used by processors to encourage intermediaries, large plantations and smallholders to self-assess their practices and express their needs."
"RubberWay could represent a good environmental and social risk assessment solution at the level of the GPSNR natural rubber industry."
"We are proud to be part of RubberWay. It is a useful tool for mapping our suppliers. It is simple and easy to operate by our employees and is operable even in remote locations.”
“RubberWay provides valuable information to understand the struggles of rubber smallholders and their workers, allowing us to identify interventions to enhance their well-being while protecting the environment.”