Membership in associations

We demonstrate our commitment to sustainable development by collaborating with a variety of organizations.

Our Associations

Tire Industry Project (TIP)

Goodyear is a leader in the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Tire Industry Project (TIP), formed in 2005 as a global, voluntary, CEO-led initiative undertaken by 11 leading tire companies. Together, TIP member companies, representing approximately 65 percent of the world’s tire manufacturing capacity, work to anticipate, identify, analyze and address the potential human health and environmental impacts associated with tire development, use and management through end of life.

TIPs focus areas include industry environmental impact and measurement, material research, ELT, and sustainable natural rubber.

Some of TIP’s major accomplishments in 2018 include:

Sustainable Natural Rubber – TIP members worked to help transform the natural rubber supply chain, announcing a soft launch of the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR) in October 2018. Twelve months of stakeholder collaboration resulted in the initial development of a widereaching set of priorities for the natural rubber supply chain—including to improve respect for human rights prevent land grabbing and deforestation; protect biodiversity and water resources; improve yields; and increase supply chain transparency and traceability.

Tire and Road Wear Particles (TRWP). TIP continued to study TRWP in a variety of environments, including air, fresh water and sediment. While our risk assessments and our studies completed to date demonstrate that TRWP are considered safe for human health and the environment, TIP’s future work will continue to help fill the gap of knowledge.

End-of-Life Tires (ELT). TIP published a report on ELT, providing management methods, recovery routes, recovery rates in 51 countries (home to approximately 89% of the world’s vehicles) and presented new beneficial uses of ELT.

TIP’s current and future work focus:

• Continued study of the potential impacts of TRWP and ELT management;

• Potential life cycle health and environmental impacts of new nanomaterials; and

• Finalizing the development of the GPSNR. TIP continues to lead the operational planning for the GPSNR with other founding members, including the development of GPSNR by-laws and governance.

Suppliers Partnership for the Environment

Goodyear is a member of Suppliers Partnership for the Environment, which provides a forum for global automotive manufacturers, their large and small suppliers; the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; and other government entities from around the world to work together to improve the environmental sustainability and business value of the global automotive supply chain. The focus issues include environmental, health and safety (EHS), biodiversity, energy, innovation, materials, supply chain and water.

The Conference Board

Goodyear is a member of the Conference Board’s Product Stewardship and Regulatory Affairs Council. Through its membership, Goodyear is able to exchange ideas and best practices about product-related regulatory matters, as well as compliance and responsibility with peers from other companies and industries.

Goodyear is also a member of the Conference Board’s Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council, which provides members with a forum for sharing experiences, knowledge and best practices, as well as its Sustainability Council 1: Strategy & Implementation, which comprises companies that strive to track, manage, and reduce their environmental and social footprint in their operations and across their supply chains.