Code of Conduct and High Level Commitment

Sustainability, transparency or traceable supply chains are modern tags that increasingly play an important role also in the natural rubber trade. As a responsibly acting company, we started years ago to seek the support of our suppliers in acting according to our code of conduct. We decided to make our principles public by publishing here our code of conduct, which is mandatory to be signed by all our suppliers of natural rubber.

Our colleagues of the Sales and Technical Department as well as the Sustainability Management are filling in a self-assessment-questionnaire when visiting plantations and production plants. This gives us a better understanding and overview of the situation in the origin of our goods. Major and minor claims will be handled more sufficiently and services can be improved in cooperation with the suppliers.

Our membership in several sustainability initiatives, lighthouse projects of sustainable supply chains in cooperation with selected customers and suppliers as well as the cooperation with NGOs are further steps on our still long way. As a member of the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR) we signed a High Level Commitment which is published here as well.

In near future we will introduce you to some of our current sustainability projects. In case of any further questions, please contact our Sustainability Management under sustainability@weber-schaer.com

Sustainable Natural Rubber! As a FSC®-certified company we are active in sustainability!

As part of our efforts to further the sustainable production we are certified under the FSC®-CoC (“Chain of Custody”) – label and can offer a complete transparent supply chain for sustainable natural rubber and latex. As a member of the Sustainable Natural Rubber Initiative (SNR-i), the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR) as well as Fair Rubber we are actively supporting the increase of these sustainable products. We are supporting the Para Rubber Agroforestry initiative of the Prince of Songkhla University in Hat Yai, southern Thailand which is undertaking huge efforts to create a multicrop agricultural system  (“Agroforestry”) for smallholders in Thailand. Agroforestry enables to increase the income of the smallholders without using inorganic fertilizers or pesticides.

We are planning more activities in near future and will report about them soon.

Grafik Para Rubber Garden

For further information please contact our Sustainability Manager Mr. Hans Evers under sustainability@weber-schaer.com