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Goodyear’s SVP Global Operations and Chief Technology Officer oversees the teams that implement our robust approach to operational environmental impacts. This includes our network of global, regional and facility leaders in EHS, Sustainability, Engineering and Procurement. 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, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and water use, set company-wide and facility-specific goals to reduce our operational impacts, and continue to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. In 2020, Goodyear continued the integration of energy management principles through the cross-functional efforts of our Engineering, Procurement, and Sustainability teams. We integrated energy management into the P.O. operating system, which embraces a zero-loss mindset and is active in 30 of our plants. This integration included aligning energy management with several of the key pillars of P.O., such as focused improvement, daily equipment care, reliability excellence, and early equipment management.
During 2020, our manufacturing operations were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly during the second and third quarters of the year. Multiple plants operated at reduced production levels, which resulted in an inefficient use of energy. Despite these impacts, we managed to reduce our overall global energy intensity.