As a platform that serves the natural rubber industry, HeveaConnect plays an important role in setting the industrial standards for sustainably processed natural rubber.
By joining HeveaConnect, producers and consumers will be able to contribute their knowledge and expertise towards the development of various standards – shaping the future of the natural rubber industry.
HeveaConnect’s structure and governance framework for the industrial standards will include input from key stakeholders. We work with strategic partners such as civil societies and associations that will aid in the development of the industrial standards.
Our HeveaGrow programme applies agronomical standards for sustainable natural rubber for plantations and smallholder farms.
The programme aims to educate farmers about sustainable cultivation practices to improve yields. HeveaGrow also educates planters on global sustainability policies of the consumers (e.g. tyre companies) and producers (natural rubber processing factories) so that they understand the need for sustainable rubber cultivation. Ultimately, our goal with HeveaGrow is to improve the livelihoods of the smallholders.
HeveaTrace leverages digital trace technology to map the raw material source used in the production of the HeveaPro brand of natural rubber.
The aim of HeveaTrace is to improve transparency of the supply chain of natural rubber from smallholders to processing factories
Implemented in conjunction with the HeveaPro framework, HeveaTrace provides full visibility of how the raw material is sourced, cultivated and processed into the HeveaPro brand of natural rubber.
HeveaPro is a premium quality product produced in a socially responsible way.
Each HeveaPro factory is audited based on a stringent 900-point check system by an internationally-recognised independent certification body, TÜV SÜD. Under its governance structure, technical committees review HeveaPro standards yearly to ensure it adapts to the changing needs of the natural rubber industry.
HeveaPro has four core principles: Quality Standards, Environment Health & Safety, Social Responsibility and Supply Chain Security.
OUR FOUR CORE PRINCIPLES
1. Quality Standards
HeveaPro guarantees the highest standard in quality assurance by applying three principles: Quality of Product, Quality of Factory, and Quality of Management.
Health & Safety
We are committed to providing a high standard of safe working conditions to prevent injuries and ill health of our employees.
3. Social Responsibility
We respect the people in the communities in which we operate and the environment that is their livelihood. Our Sustainability is all about empowering these communities and minimising the environmental impact.
4. Supply Chain
We care about our security and that of our customers. We have implemented security measures that extend beyond our premises, all the way to our customers’ doorsteps.
TÜV SÜD Certification
TÜV SÜD audits all of our partner factories, providing intimate insight into the development of national and international standards. Each factory is audited annually using a stringent 900-point check system. This provides an independent and impartial third-party certification that all factories have conformed to HeveaPro Industrial Standards.
TÜV SÜD is an independent premium quality, safety and sustainability solutions provider that specialises in testing, inspection, auditing, certification, training, and knowledge services. TÜV SÜD focuses on vehicle safety, testing and certification at every stage of the automobile value chain.