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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.

Goodyear is committed to sourcing responsibly from suppliers who align with our values and we recognize that our reputation extends beyond our own operations and includes our customers and our supply chain. In light of potential issues that may affect the global supply chain— including human rights, land grabbing and deforestation— Goodyear is actively working toward selecting more sustainable materials that deliver the same product quality and performance, if not better, and selecting suppliers who uphold fair working conditions, use sustainable harvesting practices and share our values.

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 by 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. Our goal is to release an updated Supplier Code of Conduct reflecting our work in this area in 2021.

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

Materials by percentage (USTMA numbers for “typical” tires) can be seen in the graphic to the right.