Tyre Stewardship Australia – the end-of-life tire management authority in Australia – writes that the tire and rubber industry is now taking another step towards assuring sustainable natural rubber.

According to its recent social media feed, members of the multi-stakeholder Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR) took an important step towards ensuring the production, processing and consumption of natural rubber does not cause social or environmental harm.

Following from 2020’s vote by members to introduce comprehensive sustainability policy requirements for tire and rubber companies, recently saw overwhelming support for a resolution in favor of new reporting requirements. TSA asserts that the requirements will cover crucial issues such as ensuring zero deforestation, protecting critical natural habitats, anti-bribery and corruption, respecting land rights, and upholding human and labor rights within members’ natural rubber operations and supply chains.

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