Yokohama advances sustainable NR procurement policy

Tokyo – Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd has “formulated” a procurement policy to ensure natural rubber (NR) sustainability within its supply chain, the company announced 15 Oct.

Yokohama noted that rising global demand for NR, particularly for tires, had increased concerns about unlawful deforestation, land exploitation, human rights violations, and reduced biodiversity in growing regions.

Yokohama is participating in the Sustainable Natural Rubber Initiative (SNR-i) of the International Rubber Study Group as part of its efforts to counter these impacts.

The company is also part of the Tire Industry…

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