Our Company History

Ghana Rubber Estates Limited (GREL) started as a small private plantation established by R. T. Briscoe in 1957 at Dixcove with a plantation size of 923 hectares. The plantation was nationalized into Agricultural Development Corporation (ADC) in 1960 and later, State Farms Corporation in 1962. At that time, the rubber plantation had expanded to 36,390 hectares in Dixcove, Abura and Subri. The Ghana Government, in 1967,established a joint venture company with Firestone Tyre Company of USA to take over the rubber plantation. This joint venture company was Ghana Rubber Estates Limited (GREL). By then, the plantation had expanded to 39,390 hectares...  Read More


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GREL Featured in Africa Outlook Magazine

Ghana Rubber Estates Limited (GREL) prides itself on its position as a truly Ghanaian company, fully embedded into the local community. Managing Director Lionel Barre has brought his extensive history in the natural rubber and agri-business sector in order to … Read More

GREL is ISO 9001:2008 Certified

In today’s global economy, barriers of trade have been removed. Companies/organisations therefore have increased their level of performance in order to survive today’s aggressive environment.
In order to stay competitive, GREL must apply effective and efficient plans…Read More

“GREL Is On Top Of Environmental Sustainability” 

On Tuesday, December 3, 2013, the Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin, the Omanhene of Akyem-Abuakwa traditional area, his sub chiefs and elders honoured GREL with a visit to familiarize themselves with the operations of GREL.  Their visit took them to parts of the Division One plantation, the processing factory and the Rubber Outgrower plantation unit… Read More


“To become a major actor in the sector of natural rubber in West Africa, a high performing company of choice in Ghana”

  • Produce and process high quality granulated and crumb rubber for international markets towards sustainable growth.
  • Develop, support and empower rubber out-growers (small holder farmers) in the most cost effective manner.
  • Protect the environment by generating minimum waste, disposed off, in accordance with national/applicable regulations and championing Health & Safety at the workplace.
  • Discharge our social responsibilities to staff and the communities in a proactive manner.

  • QUALITY: Quality is everybody’s business. Employment of qualified personnel, purchasing of right materials, provision of services at the right time, production of good products, all at the first instance.
  • INNOVATION & TEAMWORK: Innovation- Introduction of new ideas; Teamwork- Individuals, units, sections and departments recognise that, we are all working towards achievement of organisational objective.
    o Corporate Social Responsibility (social, economic and environmental)
    o Responsible Governance, and
    o Equal opportunity, are all expected values within our organization.
  • RESPECT FOR ALL: People, partners and shareholders are important in the achievement of organizational goals/objectives..


GHANA RUBBER ESTATES LIMITED (GREL) owes its existence to our customers and the protection of the environment. GREL operates an Integrated Management System in line with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 14001:2015. GREL demonstrates our commitments by:

  • Establishing and maintaining an Integrated Management System in line with our purpose: As the leading agribusiness in Ghana, our reason for “being” is a combination of our vision, mission and values.
  • Complying with all applicable regulatory and statutory requirements pertaining to our operations
  • Producing and processing high quality granulated and crumb rubber, meeting the expectations/needs of our customers
  • Pursuing ever improving health and safety through programs that enable each employee to perform their duties in a safe and healthy workplace
  • Ensuring the highest standards of health and safety for our employees, contractors and visitors by eliminating hazards and reducing OH&S risks
  • Providing and maintaining effective routes of consultation and open channels of communication with our employee and others who are affected by this policy
  • Ensuring that environmental risks are controlled by fighting against activity related pollution involving:
    o Treatment of liquid effluent
    o Reasonable handing of solid waste
    o Quality improvement of atmospheric emissions related our factories
    o The reasonable use of pesticides and agro-chemicals in order to ensure environmental preservation
  • Ensuring biodiversity preservation of forests located on our sites, and contribute to the preservation of protected areas in order to maintain local biodiversity
  • Setting and periodically reviewing our objectives, targets and programmes at all functional areas to drive/boost performance
  • This policy is communicated to all employees and available to all interested parties, upon reasonable request. Employees and other organizations are expected to co-operate and assist in the implementation of this policy, whilst ensuring that their own work, so far as is reasonably practicable, is carried out without risk to themselves, others, or the environment.
  • This policy shall be updated when the need arises to incorporate new quality and environmental requirements to ensure continual improvement.



Total land concession – 20,280 ha

Total plantable area – 17,171 ha

Total planted area – 13,283 ha

Total surface under tapping – 8,657 ha

Total surface immature – 4,626 ha

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The Rubber Out grower Plantations Project (ROPP) was inaugurated in 1995.  Three phases have taken place already with a fourth phase currently in progress Phase 1 was launched on 1st January, 1995 and was financed by Agence Française de Développement (AFD) of France, the International Development Agency (IDA) of the World Bank and the Government of Ghana (GOG).