Goodyear associates around the world once again proved that our commitment to our communities extends to everywhere we live and work. Throughout 2022, associates across our regions completed projects ranging from collection drives to preservation of national heritage sites. Guided by our Better Future mission, we focus our efforts by aligning programs to our engagement pillars—Safe, Smart and Sustainable. This year, Goodyear associates worldwide found opportunities to support their own communities in these key areas through impactful projects.
The Global Community Engagement team brings Goodyear’s community engagement strategy to life, providing tools and guidance to help associates execute volunteer and engagement programs globally. By sharing best practices, tools and resources with our locations around the world, Goodyear associates seek out valuable ways to positively impact their communities.
Associates at Goodyear’s Corporate HQ gain both community engagement and professional development experience through Goodyear Corporate Councils. Each Council acts as the liaison between Goodyear and a particular community organization to coordinate volunteer opportunities and assess needs, all while helping participants develop leadership qualities. Goodyear’s Corporate Councils include Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio; Akron Children’s Hospital; National Inventors Hall of Fame® Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Schools; and the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank.
The Global Week of Volunteering supported long-standing community partners through a variety of projects, alongside widespread involvement from associates in all regions. We continued to make the most of lessons learned throughout the pandemic. While associates were able to return to in-person volunteer events, we used collection drives and at-home opportunities to maximize associate involvement, including at plant and retail locations.
Goodyear associates worldwide engaged in volunteer projects and collection drives throughout 2022. This year, our associates logged more than 16,000 volunteer hours.