Goodyear celebrates CSR success
Tyre and rubber manufacturer Goodyear is celebrating its first appearance in respected poll of companies' corporate social responsibility performance.
The firm, which is based in the US state of Ohio, was ranked at 72 in the 100 Best Corporate Citizens survey, published by research firm IW Financial in association with Corporate Responsibility Officer magazine.
Goodyear was the only tyre company to appear in the top 100 of the poll, which examines companies' roles in areas such as climate change, the environment, philanthropy and human rights.
."We're certainly pleased to be included with a number of corporations whose excellent reputations are well known and regarded highly by the international business community," said Pat Gorbach, Goodyear's director of corporate compliance and ethics.
"Transparency is an important component of corporate responsibility, and Goodyear welcomes the opportunity for anyone to review the data documenting improvements in our governance, compliance and sustainability performance."
The company has labelled its attempts to reduce its environmental footprint as 'No One Gets Hurt' and claims achievements including the global reduction of the amount of solvents it purchases per tonne of product by 32 per cent since 2001.
Article Date: 21 February 2008
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