Dispute over control of NR sustainability platform

London – Tire manufacturers and NGOs are locked in a tug-of-war over the governance structure of the newly formed Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR).

The “independent platform” was formally launched 25 Oct by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s (WBCSD) Tire Industry Project (TIP) to drive up the socio-economic and environmental performance of the NR value-chain.

Its formation was led by a working group of TIP member companies: Bridgestone, Continental, Cooper Tire & Rubber, Goodyear, Hankook, Kumho, Michelin, Pirelli, Sumitomo Rubber, Toyo Tire &…

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