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By TT News| Sep 23, 2021

Goodyear Plants To Run On 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company – as part of a multiple-phase plan – seeks to adopt 100 percent renewable energy at its plants across Europe, Turkey and Africa by the end of 2022.

The company will mainly focus on European plants as part of the first phase. Other Goodyear locations such as South Africa and Cooper Tire plants in Serbia and UK will be reviewed in a second phase. 

This will enable the tyre company to reduce operational impacts and reduce carbon emissions intensity by 25 percent by 2023. As part of its long-term climate strategy, the company has reported a 19 percent carbon emission reduction in 2020.

Goodyear plans to reduce its carbon footprint by purchasing around 700,000 megawatt-hours of renewable electricity (produced from renewable energy sources). Through the purchase, Goodyear plants in France, Germany, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovenia, Turkey and the Netherlands will operate on sustainably sourced electricity.

Going ahead, Goodyear looks to increase usage of renewable energy sources like hydro, wind, solar or geothermic biomass power to achieve a carbon footprint reduction of up to 260,000 tonnes.

Chris Delaney, President, Goodyear EMEA, said, "Switching to 100 percent renewable electricity at these production facilities fits perfectly with our commitment to reduce our carbon​ footprint. Furthermore, this decision shows that we are taking serious steps to continuously reduce Goodyear's environmental impacts, which is vitally important to ensure a better future for us all."​ (TT)

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