Y.T. Rubber Co., Ltd provided needed food packages to Thai villagers affected by floods.
Yokohama Rubber Responses to Social Issues
Yokohama Rubber’s natural rubber processing subsidiary in Thailand, Y.T. Rubber Co., Ltd. (YTRC), provided needed food packages to Thai villagers affected by floods in December 2021. The floods were caused by heavy rains in the country’s Surat Thani Province, where YTRC is located.
YTRC provided packages consisting of 5kg of rice and twelve 500ml PET bottles to each of 383 households in two neighbouring villages. The packages were distributed while taking necessary measures to prevent possible Covid-19 infections. The recent flooding affected more households than the flooding that occurred in 2020, and the village heads expressed their appreciation of YTRC’s efforts, noting that the company’s donations after both disasters are examples of its constant consideration for village residents.
In addition to its disaster relief efforts, the company has sponsored various local events and provided seedlings in support of local tree-planting activities. Under Yokohama Rubber‘s “Procurement Policy for Sustainable Natural Rubber,” YTRC also is cooperating with the Rubber Authority of Thailand to provide economic support for Thai natural rubber farmers and to improve traceability to ensure transparency and soundness of the supply chain.
Yokohama Rubber is implementing ESG initiatives based on the concept of “Caring for the Future.” Through these ESG initiatives, Yokohama Rubber hopes its business activities will contribute to the resolution of social issues.