operational impacts

As part of Goodyear’s commitment to corporate responsibility, we continuously work to reduce our operational impact.

our commitment

why it matters

We believe we have the ability to further reduce energy consumption, emissions, water and waste within our operations, not only to meet and exceed environmental regulations, but also to help improve the environment, our reputation as a good corporate citizen and our bottom line.

governance

what we're doing about it

Goodyear’s Vice President of Global Manufacturing and Environmental, Health and Safety, and Sustainability (EHS&S), our Global Sustainability team and a network of global, regional and facility EHS, Procurement and Engineering leaders manage our robust approach to operational environmental impacts.

Our EHS Policy is our guiding principle for all levels of management, associates and contractors to continuously improve the safety and health of our workplaces and protect the environment. We carefully monitor our energy, emissions, waste and water use and disposal and set company-wide and facility-specific goals to reduce our operational impacts and continue to comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulations. To ensure consistency across our operations, 44 of Goodyear’s tire and chemical facilities are ISO 14001 certified. We began updating our EHS Management System in 2018 and plan to implement it globally in 2019.

While our EHS Policy and Management System set guidelines, Goodyear’s Plant Optimization operating system—which embraces a zero loss mindset and is active in 30 of our plants—governs our EHS culture. Each plant conducts an assessment of manufacturing losses across 22 loss categories. This allows our facilities to prioritize the areas with the biggest losses and impacts to the business, leading to increased efficiency. To build upon Goodyear’s Zero Loss Culture, the team is continuing to integrate our energy strategy and initiatives into Plant Optimization.

our goals

what we hope to achieve