Natural Rubber

Rubber is used in many items of our daily lives, including shoes, tyres, footballs, condoms and even medical products, such as catheters and gloves. When it is not managed responsibly, it can have grave negative impacts on the environment, communities and workers' livelihoods.

FSC Natural Rubber
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FSC Solutions

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FSC chain of custody certification provides a credible assurance that products which are sold with an FSC claim originate from well-managed forests, controlled sources, or reclaimed materials.
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FSC labels can be found on millions of products around the world from toilet rolls to your favourite book, to that milk carton in your fridge, and other food products. What does the label mean? Simply put by choosing products with FSC labels, you are helping to take care of the world’s forests. Each label provides information about the origin of the materials used to make the finished and labeled product.
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As awareness of the importance of sustainability increases, there is a growing trend in selecting ethical and sustainable products. As a result, many companies see value in promoting the fact that their packaging or products are FSC-certified. Consumer research shows that people trust FSC to protect forests, and that there is value in associating a brand or product with FSC.

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FSC certification and tools can help businesses grow while fighting climate change. 

Please get in touch with us to find out more about the benefits of FSC certification and how to get FSC certified. 

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Hunter has made the sector-leading commitment that 100% of our footwear will be made with FSC-certified natural rubber by 2025. We want to transform our supply chain and bring our suppliers along on this journey with us.

Tina Nguyen, Corporate Representative Manager, Hunter 

Early Adopters

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BMW

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Corrie MacColl

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Hunter

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Latexco

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Weber & Schaer

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Yulex

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Sustainable Development Goals and FSC

FSC can benefit businesses by promoting improved efficiency, market access, meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more about FSCs contribution to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Out of the Woods Webinar - Unlocking Sustainable Natural Rubber

Tracing natural rubber supply between processing factories and millions of smallholder farmers is one of the most difficult challenges facing rubber today. This challenge, among others, has contributed to the perception that rubber cannot become fully sustainable. However, significant milestones in the past year have changed the trajectory of rubber certification. In this webinar, our guest speakers share how a sustainable transformation of rubber is possible.

Resources

FSC Natural Rubber Letter of Intent
Roadmap to Change
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FSC has developed a position statement for all companies that wish to source sustainable natural rubber, thereby contributing to better social and environmental management of natural rubber plantations worldwide, and encouraging more companies to make the same commitment. 

FSC is actively working for a better future with natural rubber as a renewable material, and is also a founding member of the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber.

FSC Natural Rubber Paper updated to July 2019.pdf
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​​​​​​Learn how FSC intends to generate social, environmental, and economic benefits on the ground.

Seen on thousands of product labels around the world, the FSC trademarks – most recognisably the famous FSC logo – are trusted by ethical consumers worldwide.