Halcyon Agri and China Chamber of Commerce of Metals Minerals & Chemicals Importers & Exporters (CCCMC) are joining forces to foster sustainable development for natural rubber. This relationship will see CCCMC assessing Halcyon Agri’s policy, procedures and practices against their Guidance for Sustainable Natural Rubber and international best practice, and in jointly developing practical and systematic solutions.
As China’s largest industry organisation in the various fields of metals, minerals, oil, chemicals, construction materials, natural rubber and tires, CCCMC and their Sustainable Natural Rubber Project aim to strengthen enterprises’ capacity for sustainable rubber planting, production and processing. Forming part of this project, CCCMC’s Guidance for Sustainable Natural Rubber is the first comprehensive and risk-oriented guidance in the global natural rubber field. It spans the reduction of negative impacts on local environment and society, the effective improvement of the livelihoods of affected people and communities; and the promotion of synergy between the industry upstream and downstream to build a sustainable value chain. The Guidance aims to promote policies, management frameworks, risk analysis and evaluation references to incorporate into companies’ daily management activities.