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AKRON, Ohio, September 10, 2020 – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company released its annual report on corporate responsibility performance. The report summarizes the company’s actions in 2019 that demonstrate Goodyear’s continued commitment to ethical and sustainable processes, materials and programs that can help people, communities and the environment.
“As the world continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty that brings, it’s important to find steadiness where we can,” said Richard J. Kramer, chairman, chief executive officer and president. “For Goodyear, that means relying on our foundation of ethical values, our commitment to responsible operations, our focus on the health and wellbeing of our associates, customers and communities, as well as our work to reduce our impact on the environment.”
Goodyear’s 2019 report features the following highlights following the four pillars established around its Better Future corporate responsibility framework:
Sustainable Sourcing: Sustainable sourcing is Goodyear’s approach to responsibly sourcing materials used for operations and products. In 2019, Goodyear increased its use of soybean oil as a replacement for petroleum-derived oils by 90%. Soybean oil is now in four of the most popular tire lines, offering enhanced vehicle grip while increasing use of a more sustainable material.
Responsible Operations: In 2019, Goodyear improved leading and lagging safety indicators as work continues to reduce the risk of serious injuries in all facilities.
Advanced Mobility: In 2019, Goodyear’s predictive servicing solution was piloted by several fleets, allowing them to forecast and schedule tire maintenance and replacement, improve overall tire management and maximize uptime across the fleet.
Inspiring Culture: As part of Goodyear’s diversity and inclusion efforts, membership in Employee Resources Groups (ERG) grew 84% globally in the last two years. A seventh group, the Goodyear Asia, India, Middle East ERG, also was added.
Goodyear’s 2019 report was prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards: Core option, which resulted in increased transparency over previous reports. To access this year’s report, visit https://corporate.goodyear.com/documents/responsibility/2019-corporate-responsibility-report.pdf
About The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs about 62,000 people and manufactures its products in 46 facilities in 21 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.