To ensure the wellbeing of our raw material suppliers, we organise awareness programmes on the health issues like HIV/AIDS prevention and the ill effects of substance abuse / TB program. The awareness sessions are conducted physically / virtually every quarter on a regular basis with the Apollo partners to reach-out to the stakeholders and spread awareness on the subject through these programs
As part of our Women Empowerment Programme, which is targeted towards providing livelihood skills to underprivileged women in and around the company’s manufacturing facilities, we have set up a Rubber Sheet Making Unit, for the rubber tapper’s wives at Vellavoor Panchayat in Kottayam, Kerala, India
The unit is being run by a group of women, who have been trained by us in association with Rubber Board of India, on rubber tapping, sheet making, sheet smoking and general entrepreneurial skills. They have also been connected to the rubber dealers to directly market their produce from this unit.
As country champion, a workshop was conducted for natural rubber smallholders in India along with GPSNR and Smallholder WG members to understand issued related to NR sustainability. The session included introduction about GPSNR and concluded with invitation from GPSNR Secretariat to India Smallholders to join GSPNR.
A sustainability workshop for our upstream supply chain partners was conducted virtually in 2022 and was attended by over 400+ participants from 23 countries spanning 4 continents. A range of topics were covered in the workshop including
We endeavour to recognize our partners community who are driving our business success and joining hands to demonstrate sustainability values. Our Partner Awards for the past two years are mentioned below…