Bridgestone Corp. has released a new Global Sustainable Procurement Policy to help identify and evaluate qualified suppliers, promote best practices, and serve as a communication and improvement tool for the industry.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. cites an 18% reduction in energy usage in the production of tires as evidence of progress in its sustainability initiatives.
General Motors Co. wants to help make the tire industry more sustainable.
And the Sustainable Design category award goes to: Timberland tires. Omni United Pte. Ltd. and Timberland LLC, which partnered in 2014 to market the Timberland line of tires, beat out other sustainability-driven fashion brands and retailers such as Reformation, Levi Strauss & Co. and People Tree Ltd. at the recent 2016 WGSN Futures Awards ceremony.
Timberland tires, created by Omni United (S) Pte. Ltd. and Timberland LLC, earned runner-up recognition as a sustainable innovation during the Ethical Corp.'s Sixth Annual Responsible Business Awards Sept. 25.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has reached a supply agreement with Yihai Food and Oil Industry in China for silica derived from rice husk ash. Goodyear will begin using the silica this year in a consumer tire that will be manufactured in its factory in Pulandian, China, and sold in China.
The topic of sustainability is a high priority for Continental Tire the Americas LLC, and the company's newest tire production facility in Sumter, S.C. is an example of that. The Sumter facility recently attained status as a “zero landfill” plant in its first year of production.
Omni United Pte. Ltd. has launched a Timberland tires e-commerce site and installer network. Timberland tires are the first tires purposely designed to be recycled into footwear outsoles.
Bridgestone Americas Inc. showcased its innovation and achievements in sustainable manufacturing at the “Sustainability in Manufacturing: Sharing Environmental, Energy and Waste Reduction Practices” event hosted by the NCEast Alliance.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has released its 2013 corporate social responsibility and sustainability report.
Bridgestone Americas Inc. has added a contest to help consumers embrace sustainability to its Rethink Green campaign, which highlights the company’s Ecopia line of tires and Eco-Products.