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.
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.
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.
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.
We connect our customers to FSC-certified product and provide support in building FSC supply chains. In addition to our Chain of Custody Certificates, we are preparing for an application of FSC Forest Management certification in Cameroon.