In its own small way the Fair Rubber Association (FRA) mirrors the FSC’s governance structure (more about FSC and Fair Rubber here).
We have members with commercial interests (i.e. companies that buy Fairly Traded rubber, pay the Fair Trade premium, and use the FRA logo on their products, and we have members without commercial
interests, i.e. in particular Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) whose main interest is to improve working and living conditions of disadvantaged workers in the rubber industry.
Our latest NGO member is Liberty Asia, and we are particularly glad that they have joined as they are registered and based in Hong Kong, i.e. ‘surrounded’ by
rubber producing countries. Liberty seeks to identify ways to disrupt the social environment in which slavery and exploitation thrive and it gathers and provides relevant information and data to
various stakeholders in society, such as the private sector, legal industry and law enforcement, whose actions might cause a systemic reduction in potential and existing abuses.