AKRON (Nov. 7, 2012)—Goodyear has moved up to the 74th position in Newsweek magazine's annual ranking of "America's Greenest Companies."
The tire maker placed 252nd in the magazine's 2011 rankings of the 500 largest environmentally friendly U.S. corporations. Goodyear said it was the only tire manufacturer on Newsweek's U.S. list, and the second-highest ranked company in the automotive industry.
Goodyear claimed it has not sent any manufacturing waste from its 53 factories to landfills anywhere in the world since 2008. Its company-wide effort to eliminate solvent usage has resulted in a 56-percent reduction of that since 2007.
The tire maker also said it recently improved its environmental score, according to the Carbon Disclosure Project, a non-profit organization that tracks the greenhouse gas emissions of major corporations around the world. Goodyear's 2012 CDP disclosure score improved 17 percent to 81 (out of 100) from 69 in 2011, while its performance score remained consistent.