Goodyear reports energy intensity, GHG reductions - Smart Energy Decisions

Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Industrial  -  July 24, 2018

Goodyear reports energy intensity, GHG reductions

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company reported a 15% reduction in manufacturing energy intensity and a 20% reduction in GHG emissions in 2017 compared to its 2010 baseline. Results were released as part of the company’s 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report.

"Our report demonstrates our ongoing focus and improvement in the areas of sustainability that are most vital to our internal and external stakeholders, including associates, customers and suppliers," said Ellis Jones, chief sustainability officer, in a statement. "We are now engaging human rights and environmental organizations to provide additional input that will help Goodyear establish and drive future goals."

 The report noted, "Goodyear’s global energy management system is based on continuous improvement methodologies and focuses on improving energy efficiency across our operational footprint. While the evolving complexity of our products continues to require greater amounts of energy to manufacture, we are making progress in reducing our energy use." The company has set a 2020 global goal to reduce manufacturing energy intensity by 25% from the 2010 baseline.

The company explained that its strategy to reduce energy intensity uses the application of “zero-loss thinking to prioritize opportunities, targeting cost reductions and increases in efficiency. Those that have been implemented—more than 500—are monitored to ensure long-term success and shared among facilities to replicate best practices.: Among the recent effort made to increase energy efficiency are energy reviews at all major facilities to share best practices across our manufacturing facilities, implementation of a global Certified Energy Management (CEM) training program to enable participants to develop an energy-reduction program in their respective plants, and implementation in each Goodyear region of energy-efficiency projects, as well as a standardized initiative to detect and repair leaks that could occur primarily from compressed air, steam or nitrogen.

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