SPOTT assesses the most impactful producers, processors and manufacturers in the natural rubber sector on their public disclosure regarding the organisation, policies and practices related to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. 

Assessed companies are reviewed on an annual basis to ensure that their inclusion continues to align with this aim and with the needs of our users. The review process includes desktop research as well as consultation with our Technical Advisory Groups.  

One company to be removed from SPOTT in 2023 

Royal Lestari Utama (RLU) will be removed as it was acquired by SPOTT-assessed Michelin in 2022. RLU’s reporting will be included in Michelin’s assessment from now on. All previous assessments of the two companies will remain accessible through the SPOTT website.  

One company to be included on SPOTT in 2023 

In line with our company selection process, we have identified Toyo Tires Corporation as an impactful company to assess based on nominations from stakeholders, its position as the largest tyre manufacturer not already assessed on SPOTT and its operations in priority landscapes. ZSL has attempted to notify the selected company regarding their forthcoming assessment on SPOTT. 

SPOTT assessments of natural rubber companies will begin in November and companies will be sent draft assessments, giving them the opportunity to make further disclosures ahead of the final review and publication of assessments, in January. Final assessments will be published on SPOTT in March 2023.