Our Communities

As the largest private-sector employer in Cameroon, more than 40,000 individuals depend on our success. We recognise our responsibility as a modern employer to work alongside the local communities and identify new opportunities for education, empowerment and socio-economic development.

Our Communities

Daily necessities and community infrastructure is provided and maintained across our Cameroon plantations. This includes family housing for 40,000 individuals, 58 government-certified schools for 11,100 students, 2 hospitals, as well as sport and community facilities.

Cameroon Outgrower Programme

13,000 smallholder farmers will be equipped with the education and financing to develop 27,000 ha of sustainable farms. Degraded land will be reforested with rubber trees and crops, producing up to 39,000 mT of traceable smallholder rubber annually. In addition to this, all applicants must comply with our Sustainability Policy which includes a no-deforestation commitment from December 2018. This is verified via independent satellite imagery service.

Social Action Plan

This 5-year programme supports the socio-economic development of over 40 local and indigenous communities neighbouring our Cameroon plantations. Community consultations and the resultant initiatives have been implemented by local NGOs. Focus areas include: funding, agriculture, education, health, access to drinking water, and the preservation of the indigenous Baka culture.

So far the initiatives have included the coverage of school fees, healthcare campaigns, the construction of boreholes, funding for the protection of 60,000 ha of forest, and direct investment into the indigenous Baka and Bagyeli communities.


We strive to ensure that the products delivered to our customers originate from sources where it is sustainably and responsibly cultivated, harvested and processed. This is promoted by our sustainability policies, developed in partnership with Rainforest Alliance and Mighty Earth.

We also connect our customers to FSC-certified product and provide support in building FSC supply chains, ensuring positive community relations and workers’ rights.


We are a proud signatory of the United Nations Global Compact. This framework aligns companies with ten universal principles, including human rights, labour and anti-corruption commitments. These commitments mobilize us in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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