Porsche and Michelin are championing the sustainable extraction of natural rubber. The commitment of the sports car manufacturer and the tyre producer to transparency and better working conditions in the extraction of raw materials is demonstrated by the CASCADE (Committed Actions for Smallholders Capacity Development) project.
Ksapa is responsible for the design and deployment of this program supporting Sumatran small plantation farmers in the extraction of rubber. Ksapa is using its Sutti solution. Education and training on cultivation practices, biodiversity and work safety all support the overarching goal of achieving long-term improvements in the living conditions and economic situations of the Indonesian smallholders.
This is the first natural rubber project that encompasses the entirety of the supply chain: smallholder farmers and partners, a natural rubber processing company, a tire maker and a carmaker.
Championing the Sustainable Extraction of Natural Rubber
Indonesia is one of the world’s most important rubber production regions and includes the rural Jambi province. Porsche and Michelin identified risks to the sustainability of the supply chain in rubber extraction using RubberWay, an app specially developed for this purpose and by conducting discussions with market participants in the area. Rubber is used in a great many industrial products as a raw material. As an automotive manufacturer, Porsche also contributes to global rubber consumption through its tyres as well as in a wide range of vehicle parts.
Long-term partners Porsche and Michelin have committed to supporting Sumatran small plantation farmers in the extraction of rubber working with Ksapa. Education and training on cultivation practices, biodiversity and work safety all have the aim of achieving long-term improvements in the living conditions and economic situations of the Indonesian smallholders.and farmers.
CASCADE is one of the first support projects in the world to start at the lowest level of the natural rubber supply chain. The scheme will see 1,000 smallholders trained by local partners to make extraction methods more environmentally compatible and efficient. This makes a considerable contribution to the lasting improvement of living conditions of smallholders and their families. Porsche and Michelin are investing around one million euros in the project, which will initially run until 2024.
Sutti By Ksapa
Ksapa is using its SUTTI solution to calibrate and deploy CASCADE. Our goal is indeed build durable, real-world impact at scale. Here is how :
- We deliver know-how, practice change, revenue increase, activity diversification and financial literacy to smallholders.
- We improve and secure responsible sourcing policies.
- We strategize performant impactful economic models.
SUTTI is a large-scale impact program that leans on a hybrid capacity-building model. SUTTI indeed combines in-person and digital solutions to boost worker training and monitor impact in the process.