We employ a modern approach to fair and sustainable natural rubber farming. Our rubber is grown and produced to the highest quality, matching supply and demand with as little impact as possible.
Our plantations in Cameroon and Malaysia span 110,000 hectares of land. Our Cameroon concessions, Hevecam and Sudcam, represent the world’s largest commercially owned rubber plantation, and our JFL plantation in Malaysia will commence tapping in 2023.
Products: 100% traceable centrifuge latex, latex grades CV/L, and TSR 10/20
62% of our land remains natural forest
This is in line with our No Deforestation policy, and includes a 25,000 ha Community Forest.
Low-intensity planting programme
This will see the growth of 13 million rubber trees by 2030, yielding a production output of 89,000mT.
A community partner
As Cameroon’s largest private employer, we strive to support the socio-economic development of the local communities.
Our Cameroon factories supply 100% traceable and sustainable natural rubber and latex from our plantations.
A tactical shift to prioritise the production of high-quality centrifuge latex saw an investment of twelve new centrifuges and an upgrade to the waste-water system in Hevecam. It also saw the construction of a state-of-the-art Sudcam factory, purpose built to supply the medical industry. Forecasted peak production: 50,000mT centrifuge latex & 30,000mT TSR grades respectively.
The factories are accountable to 3rd party-certified LATEXPRO and HEVEAPRO processing standards with 1,000 point audits.
62% natural forest
Our commitment to no deforestation and protecting 62% of our land as natural forest is verified annually by 3rd party satellite imagery.
25,000 hectares of concession land has been demarcated by a legal boundary, offering indigenous people the value and benefits from the land.
We maximise the efficiency and productivity of our resources whilst minimising waste and emissions. This includes investment in solar energy, effluent water recycling and the monitoring of air emissions.
Our roadmap to net-zero has commenced with an ambitious carbon mapping programme. This will lead into a decarbonisation strategy to follow the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and Paris Agreement goals.
As a modern employer, we continuously identify new opportunities for education, empowerment and socio-economic development.
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.
The Cameroon Outgrower Programme
13,000 smallholders will be equipped with the education and financing to develop 27,000ha of sustainable farms. Degraded land will be reforested with rubber trees and crops, producing up to 39,000 mT of traceable smallholder rubber annually.
Social Action Plan
This 5 year plan will support with the socio-economic development of over 40 local and indigenous communities, and is implemented by local NGOs.