In the first of a multi-phase plan to procure 100% renewable energy in all of its facilities across Europe, Middle East and Africa by the end of 2022, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company stated it will adopt 100%rcent renewable energy at its Goodyear factories across Europe and Turkey.
Goodyear will be able to reduce operational impacts as a result of the decision, which was made in conjunction with the company’s formulation of its long-term climate strategy. It also coincides with its target of reducing carbon emissions intensity by 25% by 2023 compared to a 2010 baseline.
According to the most recent Corporate Responsibility Report, the company has already reduced its intensity by 19% by 2020. Goodyear can ensure that its manufacturing plants in France, Germany, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovenia, Turkey, and the Netherlands use renewable electricity by purchasing approximately 700,000 MWh. The company’s carbon footprint will be reduced by up to 260,000 tonnes as a result of this change.
To achieve this vital change, Goodyear will enhance its use of renewable energy sources such as hydro, wind, solar, and geothermic biomass power. Goodyear purchases GoOs (Guarantee of Origin) to ensure that electricity is produced from renewable energy sources. GoOs informs electricity customers about the source of their energy.
The company announced earlier this year that it will build Luxembourg’s first large-scale solar carport, which is currently operational.