Tyre manufacturers are increasingly adopting green policies, both in tyre design and production. However, employees at Goodyear Dunlop have also done their bit to demonstrate an increasing awareness of environmental issues. Eight employees from the midlands have joined forces with British Waterways to plant 130 hedges and trees at a previously derelict site in Wombourne, Staffordshire.
Darren Green, Health, Safety and Environment manager at Goodyear Dunlop, stated that this was part of an ongoing commitment to the local environment. The appropriately named Mr Green said, “Last year members of the HR team helped to improve the environment for wildlife at our local canal system as part of our commitment to helping our local community. It proved to be such a good team building exercise that we are back again, and this time planting trees. The hard work was well worth the effort when we think of all the people who will benefit from this new woodland which we are sure will be enjoyed for years to come”.
Mark Brickhill, managing director of Goodyear Dunlop, insists that this kind of venture has far reaching benefits for both the local community and his staff. He said, “Helping within the local community has not just proved to be rewarding for our employees, it has also proved to be rewarding for the company. By becoming involved in projects like this employees are building upon their leadership, team work and people management skills which, from our experience, help to strengthen the company considerably as well as encourage personal development”.