With the aim of reducing carbon emissions by 25% for the year 2023, Goodyear is aiming to cut its carbon footprint by 260,000 tons.
Goodyear Embraces a Renewable Future
Goodyear has announced its plans to make the change to renewable energy across its plants in Europe and Turkey. Completely converting to 100% green energy is a major step in Goodyear’s plan to procure 100% renewable energy in all its facilities across Europe, the Middle East and Africa by the end of 2022.
Goodyear’s decision is in conjunction with the company’s long-term climate strategy. By reducing carbon emissions by 25% by 2023, Goodyear has made an initial purchase of 700,000 megawatt-hours of renewable electricity. The change will be effective in Goodyear’s variety of manufacturing plants across Europe, in France, Germany, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovenia, Turkey and the Netherlands.
Goodyear’s Green Revolution
Goodyear will increase the usage of renewable energy sources like hydro, wind, solar or geothermic biomass power to achieve this critical shift. To ensure electricity has been produced from renewable energy sources, Goodyear will procure GoOs (Guarantee of Origin), which provide information to electricity customers on the source of their energy.
"Switching to 100% renewable electricity at these production facilities fits perfectly with our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint," said Chris Delaney, president, Goodyear EMEA. " Furthermore, this decision shows that we are taking serious steps to continuously reduce Goodyear's environmental impacts which are vitally important to ensure a better future for us all."
This is one of several steps Goodyear is making to ensure its commitment as a sustainable company. Earlier this year the company announced it would construct Luxembourg's first large scale solar carport which is now operational.