November 08, 2012

Goodyear named one of America's Greenest Companies by Newsweek

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company advanced in Newsweek magazine's annual ranking of 'America's Greenest Companies'.

In the magazine's 2012 rankings of the 500 largest US corporations, Goodyear was 74th, up from 252nd in 2011. Goodyear was
the only tire maker on Newsweek's US list, and the second-highest ranked company in the automotive industry.

Through its focus on improving sustainability and environmental performance, the company has eliminated manufacturing waste sent to landfills and achieved a dramatic reduction in the use of solvents. Since 2008, Goodyear has not sent any manufacturing waste from its 53 factories to landfills anywhere in the world. Goodyear's company-wide effort to eliminate solvent usage and, consequently, emissions, has resulted in a reduction of solvent usage of 56 per cent since 2007.

"One of Goodyear's shared values is caring for our environment and communities," said Don Stanley, Vice-President of Product Quality and Plant Technology. "Our commitment to environmental programs and sustainability reflects what's important to us. We are seeing the results of that commitment and are being more transparent about our sustainability goals, programs, and accomplishments."

Similarly, Goodyear also recently improved its environmental score according to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), a non-profit organisation that tracks the greenhouse gas emissions of major corporations around the world. Goodyear's 2012 CDP disclosure score improved 17 per cent up to 81 (out of 100) from 69 in 2011 while its performance score remained consistent.


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