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Materials Sourcing

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SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS SOURCING

At Goodyear, sustainable sourcing is our approach to managing responsibly the materials we use for our operations and products.

Pursue Raw Material Traceability and Transparency

Prior to sourcing materials, Goodyear’s Product Stewardship team completes supplier reviews that include gathering safety data sheets (SDS) and ensuring the materials comply with all applicable global chemical inventories and regulatory standards, including the European Union’s Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 concerning Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) and the U.S.’ Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Goodyear’s Global Material Science team approves material specifications. In addition, through their management of change processes, our manufacturing facilities conduct EHS checks to help ensure safe use and compliance. Goodyear’s Procurement and Technology teams manage the governance of materials and sourcing.

Before we source any material that will be used in our tire manufacturing process, Goodyear’s Product Stewardship team completes a review that includes gathering safety data sheets (SDS) and ensuring the materials comply with all applicable global chemical inventories and regulatory standards, including the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) and the U.S.’ Toxic Substances Control Act (TCSA). Goodyear’s Global Material Science team approves material specifications. In addition, through their management of change processes, our manufacturing facilities conduct EHS checks to help ensure safe use and compliance.

PERFORMANCE

At Goodyear, we strive to make an impact through our choice of the materials we use. We are committed to managing sourcing in a way that helps reduce environmental and social impacts and improve our global risk management. To that end, we are working to expand Goodyear’s requirements to include sustainable sourcing guidelines. In September 2021, we updated our Supplier Code of Conduct to underscore our expectations of suppliers. The changes to the Supplier Code of Conduct include expanded and/or clarified requirements relating to human rights, environmental sustainability, health and safety, and business ethics, as well as our requirements relating to competition law compliance, conflicts of interest and privacy, among other topics.

Goodyear’s sourcing includes direct materials such as: natural and synthetic rubber; fillers; pigments; chemicals and oils; semi-finished goods such as bead wire, steel cord and fabrics; and indirect items such as services, equipment, maintenance, transportation, energy, and utilities.