Apical and Setara Jambi building capacity through an RSS programme

Published 14 Nov 2018

In 2017 Apical launched a project to pilot the use of the RSS framework with mills in its supply base in Siak District, Riau Province on the island of Sumatra. Apical is working with Proforest, Daemeter Consulting and implementation partner Yayasan Setara Jambi to roll out this project at one of their key supplying palm oil mills. The mill company PT TKWL has recognised the potential value in this project to help them to establish good relationships with independent smallholders, which in turn, benefits both parties.

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RSS in action across a landscape of small sugar planters in Philippines

Published 09 Nov 2018

Over the past two years Nestlé has been supporting a multi-stakeholder programme based on the SHARP Responsible Sourcing from Smallholders (RSS) framework in Negros Occidental, the Philippines’ largest sugar-producing region.

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Engaging smallholder rubber producers in South Sumatra using the RSS framework

Published 06 Nov 2018

SNV has successfully applied the SHARP Responsible Sourcing from Smallholders (RSS) as a framework for smallholder engagement and support by Indonesian crumb rubber production company Kirana Megatara in the Sembilang-Dangku landscape of South Sumatra.

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Contrasting Approaches to Smallholder Certification from Bonsucro and RSPO

Published 30 Oct 2018

In June Bonsucro launched a Production Standard for Smallholder Farmers. This is an adaptation of the principles, criteria and indicators of the Bonsucro Production Standard. 

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Mapping the natural rubber supply chain from processing factories up to smallholders: Michelin implements RUBBERWAY®

Published 07 Feb 2018

In 2016 the Michelin group, one of the world’s leading buyers of natural rubber, published its sustainable natural rubber policy and committed to zero deforestation procurement: ‘By all reasonable means, the Group ensures that the natural rubber it uses comes exclusively from plantations that fully comply with the "zero deforestation" principles’. You can visit Michelin’s website to get an overview of its responsible management of the natural rubber supply chain.

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