AKRON—Thomson Reuters has named Goodyear one of its Top 100 Global Innovators for the third straight year.
The program, an initiative of Thomson Reuters' IP Solutions business, honors the most innovative 100 corporations and institutions around the world, as measured by a series of proprietary patent-related metrics. The full report is available here.
"This recognition is further evidence of Goodyear's ability to drive innovation," said Richard J. Kramer, Goodyear's chairman and CEO. "The market-back approach we take to delivering new products is a critical focus for us in the competitive global tire industry and helps us align our R&D efforts with Goodyear's global strategy. This ultimately helps us deliver sustainable value to the marketplace."
Goodyear said its innovation is reflected in its all-season radial tires to environmentally friendly concepts such as soybean oil and BioIsoprene in tires.
"The Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators once again prove that they are the companies driving growth, creating jobs and pioneering new products and services," said David Brown, managing director, Thomson Reuters IP Solutions.
Goodyear, one of the world's largest tire companies, employs about 69,000 and manufactures its products in 52 facilities in 22 countries.