FAIR RUBBER - MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE
The aim of the Fair Rubber Association is the expansion and application of the concept of Fair Trade for products made from natural rubber. In the Fair Rubber Association, companies engaged in rubber products, Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs), and individuals work together.The ultimate aim of the Association is to thereby contribute to an improvement of the working and living conditions of the primary producers of natural latex (rubber), as well as promote the environmentally friendly production natural rubber, as chemical free production first and foremost benefits those engaged in the cultivation of the natural rubber. The most important instrument of Fair Rubber is the Fair Rubber logo for products which fulfil the criteria of Fair trade in natural rubber.
WHAT IS FAIRLY TRADED RUBBER ?
The low world market price paid for rubber and bad working conditions, make it very difficult for the tappers, plantation workers and small farmers to support themselves and their families with their own labour. This is where the Fair Rubber Association wants to help. Paying a Fair Trade premium to the primary producers ensures to the extent possible that even during periods of depressed world market prices, the costs of production are covered and the suppliers have a surplus. Crucially this allows them to improve their working and living conditions. The decision as to how they would spend the Fair Trade premium, of course, remains with the primary producers. Here, you can find more information about the Fair Trade projects and the criteria for Fairly traded rubber. The Fair Rubber Association also supports the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) set by the United Nations (UN) in 2015. For more information, see under Download.