– Committed to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and 2030 emission reduction targets based on SBTi standards
– TCFD-aligned disclosures planned for 2022
AKRON, Ohio, Dec. 17, 2021 – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company today announced its goal to reach net-zero value chain greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, aligned with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and its new Net-Zero Standard. The company also announced its commitment to achieve near-term science-based targets by 2030.
In 2022, Goodyear will submit its 2030 and 2050 targets to SBTi for independent validation.
Using 2019 as a base year, Goodyear is committed to reducing its Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 46% by 2030 and relevant Scope 3 emissions by 28% over the same time frame.
"Goodyear's net-zero goal and alignment to SBTi reflect our commitment to sustainability and reducing our carbon footprint," said Richard J. Kramer, chairman, chief executive officer and president. "As one of the world's largest tire manufacturers, we are committed to doing our part to implement transformative changes that will help protect our planet for future generations and build a more sustainable business for all of our stakeholders."
The strategy to achieve these targets will expand on Goodyear’s other sustainability-focused efforts, which will contribute to the company's goals, such as:
Goodyear's new climate goals come after a comprehensive carbon-inventory assessment, which included collecting data from its operations and quantifying GHG emissions throughout its value chain. The company also plans to adopt disclosures aligned with the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) framework, adding to its existing Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)-based sustainability disclosures.
About The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs about 72,000 people and manufactures its products in 55 facilities in 23 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio, and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg, strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to www.goodyear.com/corporate.
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