Congratulations to Goodyear tyres who have just been hailed as one of “the greenest big companies in America” by Newsweek magazine.
It was the only tyres manufacturer to be included in the country’s 500 largest corporations measured by revenue, market capitalisation and number of employees.
Coming in at a respectable 241st, a Goodyear spokesman commented: “Companies were scored on factors that included environmental impact, green policies and overall reputation as an environmentally conscientious company.
Specific criteria included greenhouse gas emission levels, water usage and “green programs,” according to Don Stanley, Goodyear’s vice president of product quality and plant technology.
“We pride ourselves on the progress we have made over the years on these and other fronts.
“However, we also recognise the fact that environmental stewardship requires continuous improvement across a broad spectrum of opportunities, and at Goodyear we are committed to getting better each and every day.”
This is the first time the magazine has undertaken a green rating project, and the results were based not only on the company’s environmental footprint but also on its policies. Here’s a breakdown of the top 10:
1. Hewlett-Packard Company
2. Dell Inc.
3. Johnson & Johnson
4. Intel Corporation
6. State Street Corporation
7. NIKE, Inc.
8. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
9. Applied Materials, Inc.
10. Starbucks Corporation
Oliver Hall, Operation Team