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.
A low-intensity planting programme will see our mature rubber trees increase from 4.6 million trees in 2020 to 13 million trees in 2030, yielding a production output increase from 19,000mT in 2020 to 89,000mT in 2030.
across our plantations
62% of our land
acquisition and use
Cameroon Sustainability Council
through local NGOs
Integrated landscape management approach to prevent over-exploitation of natural resources
As the world’s largest commercially owned rubber plantation and as Cameroon’s largest private employer, we balance economic development with ecological preservation by employing low-intensity planting.
Our operations are governed by our Group’s Sustainable Natural Rubber Supply Chain Policy (SNRSCP) and overseen by the Cameroon Sustainability Council. Following the establishment of a legal boundary, 25,000 hectares of concession land has been designated as a Community Forest, offering indigenous people the value and benefits from the land.
Furthermore, the Cameroon Outgrower Programme will drive sustainable employment and provide food security for over 10,000 families. Converting 27,000 hectares of degraded and fallow land into multi-crop farms around a core of rubber, the programme will produce up to 39,000 tonnes of traceable and sustainable smallholder rubber annually.
The JFL plantation consists of four estates. Initial tapping will begin in 2023, with a forecasted output of 9,000mT in 2030. Strategy includes a tactful shift to a latex collection system which will feed a latex production factory.
Our Cameroon plantations feed two factories, Hevecam and Sudcam, with a combined annual capacity of 89,000mT. The Group made a tactical shift to prioritise the production of high-quality centrifuge latex which saw an investment of twelve new centrifuges and an upgrade to the waste-water system in Hevecam, and the construction of a state-of-the-art Sudcam factory (to be completed in Q3, 2020) which is purpose built to supply the medical industry (medical gloves, medical tubing, condoms). Forecasted peak production is estimated at 50,000mT and 30,000mT centrifuge latex and TSR grades respectively.
The factories are accountable to the stringent 3rd party-certified LATEXPRO and HEVEAPRO processing standards with 1,000 point audits grading Quality Standards, EHS, Supply Chain Security and Sustainability. The factories will supply 100% traceable and sustainable natural rubber and latex.