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Newsweek says Goodyear is green

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The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. advanced in Newsweek magazine’s annual ranking of “America’s Greenest Companies.”

In the magazine’s 2012 rankings of the 500 largest U.S. corporations, Goodyear was 74th, up from 252nd in 2011. Goodyear was the only tire maker on Newsweek’s U.S. list, and the second-highest ranked company in the automotive industry.

Through its focus on improving sustainability and environmental performance, the company has eliminated manufacturing waste sent to landfills and achieved a reduction in the use of solvents.

Since 2008, Goodyear says it has not sent any manufacturing waste from its 53 factories to landfills anywhere in the world. Goodyear’s company-wide effort to eliminate solvent usage and, consequently, emissions, has resulted in a reduction of solvent usage of 56% since 2007.

“One of Goodyear’s shared values is caring for our environment and communities,” said Don Stanley, vice president of product quality and plant technology. “Our commitment to environmental programs and sustainability reflects what’s important to us.”

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