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Chinese CCCMC and CSR Europe to cooperate on supply chain sustainability

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The China Chamber of Commerce for Metals, Minerals and Chemical Importers (CCCMC) and CSR Europe have decided to cooperate on the sustainability supply chain in the raw materials sector.

This cooperation involves:

  • Sharing and exchanging information and experiences
  • Promoting engagement with respective members
  • Joint training and learning with respective members
  • Jointly developing or recognising shared tools on sustainability of supply chain management 

Natural Rubber

As a first project within this cooperation, a sustainable natural rubber value chain project will be launched end of September. 

Mr. Chen Feng, Chairman of CCCMC declares: “As an international leading organisation in promoting responsible business, CSR Europe has a giant sustainable development network and professional capacity. The cooperation could combine the advantages of two parties and mean a great leap forward in the sustainable development of China and Europe.

Stefan Crets, Executive Director, CSR Europe:CCCMC has already gathered vast knowledge on sustainable development of raw materials. It is a privilege to cooperate with them, both on sustainable supply chains in the raw materials sector in general, as for natural rubber in particular

CSR Europe:


CCCMC China Chamber of Commerce for Metals, Minerals and Chemical Importers (CCCMC) has a membership of more than 6.300 organizations. Their activities cover metals, minerals, oil, chemicals, construction materials, natural rubber and tyres. It is the largest and most professional organization in its field within China. CCCMC was the very first one to research and promote responsible business conduct, to develop and launch the “Chinese Citric acid Industry Social Responsibility Standards” in 2009, to launch the “Guidelines for Social Responsibility in Outbound Mining Investments” in 2014, and to launch the “Chinese Due Diligence Guidelines for Responsible Mineral Supply Chains” in 2015.

Since 2014, CCCMC has developed the “Guide for Sustainable Natural Rubber” with the funding from the UK Department for International Development (DFID). In this Guide, social and environmental risks related to plantation and processing on the natural rubber supply chain have been paid great attention. Various kinds of risks have been clearly organized in the Guide. In addition the Guide provides solutions to identify and manage risks. It is the first comprehensive and risk-oriented guide issued on a global scale, filling the blank of standards for plantation and processing companies.

About CSR Europe

CSR Europe is the leading European business network for Corporate Social Responsibility. Through its network of 48 corporate members and 42 National CSR organisations, it gathers over 10,000 companies, and acts as a platform for those businesses looking to enhance sustainable growth and positively contribute to society. In its mission to bring the sustainability agenda forward, CSR Europe goes beyond European borders and cooperates with CSR organisations in other regions across the world. CSR Europe builds on its Enterprise 2020 Initiative with the Sustainable Business Exchange which incubates multi-stakeholder initiatives that tackle the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.