AKRON, Ohio, October 5, 2009 – In a Newsweek Magazine ranking that included America’s 500 largest corporations as measured by revenue, market capitalization and number of employees, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has been recognized as one of “The Greenest Big Companies in America.”

Companies were scored on factors that included environmental impact, green policies, and overall reputation as an environmentally conscientious company.  The rankings were determined by Newsweek in conjunction with KLD Research & Analytics, Trucost and CorporateRegister.com.  The rankings were published in the September 28th edition of the magazine.

“The evaluation was based on specific criteria such as greenhouse gas emissions, water usage and ‘green’ programs,” stated Don Stanley, Goodyear’s vice president of product quality and plant technology.  “We pride ourselves on the progress we’ve made over the years on these and other fronts.  However, we also recognize the fact that environmental stewardship requires continuous improvement across a broad spectrum of opportunities, and at Goodyear we are committed to getting better each and every day.”

Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies.  It employs nearly 70,000 people and manufactures its products in more than 60 facilities in 25 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, go to www.goodyear.com/corporate.