GM to push for sus­tain­able rub­ber

New Straits Times - - Business World -

DETROIT: Gen­eral Mo­tors said on Monday it was mov­ing to­wards sus­tain­able rub­ber production for the vehicles it pro­duces, re­duc­ing con­tri­bu­tions to de­for­esta­tion in South­east Asia and South Amer­ica. Steven Kiefer, se­nior vice-pres­i­dent for global pur­chas­ing, said the move would push the auto in­dus­try and its sup­ply chain to­wards “net-zero de­for­esta­tion”. The pol­icy would help guar­an­tee labour rights of small farm­ers and work­ers who har­vest rub­ber in coun­tries such as In­done­sia, Thai­land and Brazil.

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