Our Sustainability

Managing Director's Message

For the past 36 years, even before sustainability became a key word in business, trust and respect were the main principles that have continued to guide and inspire us.

Throughout competitive business environments, these principles never fail to bring our company to life, in our corporate culture, and in our relationship with our employees, customers, suppliers, and the community at large.

Today, with the multifaceted challenges faced by sustainable development of natural rubber, we understand that we must further strengthen our principles to align with our stakeholders’ interests in intensifying our Sustainability efforts.

These policy statements align our Sustainability commitments with our business purposes and principles:

Environmental Protection

It is vital that we strike a balance between economic sustainability and environmental sustainability; we strive to nurture economic growth and shall contribute to achieving a sustainable society via our environmental initiatives.

Customer Focus & Quality Products

Our customer-centric operating model ensures high customer satisfaction ratings; it is our mission to consistently deliver high-quality and reliable products and services while gaining valuable insights from our customers’ feedback.

Supply Chain Management

Being a responsible corporate citizen, we shall identify effective engagement with our suppliers; we are committed to keeping track of our supplier activities, educating and encouraging our suppliers to adopt social and environmental practices responsibly, and mitigating related risks.

Fair Labour Practices & Human Rights

We recognize the value of investing in our employees for sustainable corporate growth; we are committed to compliance with international standards of human rights and implementation of fundamental labor rights.Our commitment to producing a quality products and delivering value has been the backbone of our business since its inception. While we are proud of our achievement thus far, we recognize that our business is on a long journey towards a sustainable future.

We sincerely hope for and look forward to everyone’s continued guidance and support. Thank you for your interest in us.

GPSNR Global platform for sustainable Natural Rubber.

GPSNR was initiated by the Tyre Industry Project (TIP) members in in November 2017. GPSNR is an international, multi stakeholder, voluntary membership organisation with a mission to lead improvements in the socioeconomic and environmental performance of the natural rubber value chain. We are pleased to have joined our customers as a founding member of this organisation. At its first General Assembly we were honoured to be elected a member of its Executive Committee for 3 years. Our term will expire at the end of 2022.

Southland participated in EcoVadis’s evidence-based assessment of sustainability actions.

Such assessment allows us to focus our sustainability efforts and develop corrective action plans to improve our sustainability performance.

Environment

labor & human right

ethics

sustainable procurement

Southland Rubber has begun using “Rubberway” at several rubber processing factories. Rubberway is a risk - mapping solution developed to identify sustainability risks.

RubberWay was designed to enhance transparency by empowering actors across the supply chain to report on their practices. Based on responses to an environmental and social questionnaire carried out through a mobile app, Rubberway flags risks for mitigation, at each level of the upstream supply chain: smallholders, intermediaries, large plantations, and processing factories.

GPSNR Global platform for sustainable Natural Rubber.

GPSNR was initiated by the Tyre Industry Project (TIP) members in in November 2017. GPSNR is an international, multi stakeholder, voluntary membership organisation with a mission to lead improvements in the socioeconomic and environmental performance of the natural rubber value chain. We are pleased to have joined our customers as a founding member of this organisation. At its first General Assembly we were honoured to be elected a member of its Executive Committee for 3 years. Our term will expire at the end of 2022.

Southland participated in EcoVadis’s evidence-based assessment of sustainability actions.

Such assessment allows us to focus our sustainability efforts and develop corrective action plans to improve our sustainability performance.

Environment

labor & human right

ethics

sustainable procurement

Southland Rubber has begun using “Rubberway” at several rubber processing factories. Rubberway is a risk - mapping solution developed to identify sustainability risks.

RubberWay was designed to enhance transparency by empowering actors across the supply chain to report on their practices.
Based on responses to an environmental and social questionnaire carried out through a mobile app, Rubberway flags risks for mitigation, at each level of the upstream supply chain: smallholders, intermediaries, large plantations, and processing factories.

Southland Rubber is delighted to join a project with Continental Tires and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)’s project

where small farmers in West Kalimantan are trained to grow high quality materials in compliance with clearly defined sustainability criteria together with full traceability of the natural rubber supply chain.

  • One Site Visit
  • Quality Check
  • Weighing
  • Training & Education
  • Quality Check
  • Shipment

Southland Rubber’s processing factory: PT Bintang Borneo Persada in Pontianak, West Kalimantan, Indonesia, will continue to participate in CSR and farmer development and training in providing high quality natural rubber.