Associate Volunteerism

Goodyear associates and retirees support community organizations to help make their neighborhoods better.

Through collaboration with community organizations, our associates and Goodyear retirees help make our neighborhoods better places to live and work.

In 2017, our associates around the world provided more than 20,000 hours of volunteer service to more than 185 community organizations, with more than 30 percent of those hours utilizing an associate’s professional or leadership skills. The volunteer hours contributed the equivalent of more than $1.1 million in value to our local communities throughout the year.

Community Leadership Institute

The Goodyear Community Leadership Institute (CLI), launched in 2011 through a relationship with Leadership Akron, prepares associates to be community leaders through the hands-on development and execution of a community program. The 2017 CLI class created learning and recruitment materials to support a local Big Brothers Big Sisters organization. Participants received Partner of the Year recognition for their work.

Corporate Councils

Goodyear corporate councils help provide sustained associate volunteer support to various community organizations. Councils include an executive sponsor, advisor, liaison, volunteer coordinator and communicator, all with a passion to help a specific organization. These councils also provide associates with professional development and cross-functional networking opportunities.

As part of our global efforts, we launched our inaugural Global Week of Volunteering in 2017. The event mobilized more than 1,200 volunteer associates, retirees and their loved ones—more volunteerism at one time than ever before in company history—at 69 events in six countries, including the United States, Brazil, China, Indonesia, Romania and Ukraine, providing nearly $300,000 in value to our communities.