Historical Trader Weber & Schaer Embraces FSC
Weber & Schaer, a German trader in the natural rubber business for more than 140 years, has recently become FSC certified (FSC-C148084). This step is the first of a long series as the company works to substantially increase the certification of its supply chain for latex and rubber.
It all started when Weber & Schaer took the decision to develop their commitment to sustainability in Autumn 2018. For them, FSC certification was the logical way to get one step further into their sustainable strategy. It represented the most reliable certification scheme as it is accepted worldwide, and as the annual monitoring and audits it requires are transparent and therefore prove the commitment of Weber & Schaer to sustainability is real. Shortly after, the company took the first steps towards their certification and finally obtained it last July.
Weber & Schaer, a family-owned company, was founded in 1844. The trading house provides natural rubber and latex to their customers for a whole series of products: medical gloves, shoes soles or even matrasses and conveyor belts. They also supply natural rubber to the automobile industry for different parts of cars – including tyres. Natural rubber belongs to the non-timber forest products that FSC certifies, together with nuts, maple syrup or fibres – such as bamboo or rattans. Read more…