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Goodyear adopting sustainable natural rubber procurement policy

Akron, Ohio — Goodyear is adopting a natural rubber (NR) procurement policy that it said will help address problems with deforestation, land grabbing and abridgment of human rights in countries where NR is grown.

“We know our actions can make a difference in protecting the rights of people throughout the supply chain, including the smallholders who grow natural rubber on their own land,” said Maureen Thune, vice president and chief procurement officer.

The new policy builds on Goodyear’s Business Conduct Manual and Supplier Code of Conduct, the…

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