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Nokian Tyres on DJSI World sustainability index

Thursday 28th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Nokian Tyres has been selected for Dow Jones’ DJSI World sustainability index. With a total sustainability score nearly twice as high as the industry average, Nokian Tyres significantly improved its results in the 2017 assessment. Nokian Tyres’ score of 78 points was only one point behind the industry’s best company globally.

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Bridgestone releases Sustainability Report 2016

Bridgestone releases Sustainability Report 2016

Monday 3rd July 2017 | 0 Comments

In its Sustainability Report 2016, Bridgestone Corporation shares that last year its tyres’ rolling resistance was on average 13 per cent lower than in 2005. The company also achieved a 29 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions per net sales from operations and products’ after-use during this timeframe, as well as a 28.5 per cent reduction in water intake per unit and a 31 per cent improvement in resource productivity.

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GM collaborating with tyre makers on natural rubber sustainability

Wednesday 17th May 2017 | 0 Comments

General Motors has committed itself to sourcing original equipment tyres produced from sustainable natural rubber. The vehicle manufacturer views this step as an industry first and says its aim is to help “drive the industry toward net-zero deforestation and uphold human and labour rights.”

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Versalis, Genomatica win TTI Award for renewable butadiene JV

Versalis, Genomatica win TTI Award for renewable butadiene JV

Friday 17th February 2017 | 0 Comments

Versalis, a European producer in the polymers and elastomers industry, and bioengineering firm Genomatica’s joint venture project to create renewable butadiene has been presented with Tire Technology International’s Environmental Achievement of the Year award. The companies embarked on the long-term project to address concerns around potential butadiene shortages and price increases. In a demonstration run in 2016, several kilograms of renewable butadiene were prepared starting from commercial sugars, with polymerisation tests showing no differences between the polybutadiene prepared from fossil or renewable feedstock.

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‘Sustainable’ car goes on show

‘Sustainable’ car goes on show

Tuesday 13th September 2016 | 0 Comments

The ecological car firm Riversimple Movement employs 23 at an R&D centre in Llandrindod Wells, mid Wales and is currently crowd funding for their Rasa (Latin for clean slate) to match a €2m EU grant. The striking, gull-wing vehicle is capable of travelling 300 miles on a single tank of hydrogen, with 20 prototypes taking to the UK roads on a 12 month public trial in 2017 before the full production vehicle arrives late 2018. The Rasa is capable of 0-60mph in 10 seconds with a top speed of 60mph, and refuels in only three minutes.

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Pirelli: all sustainability indicators improved

Monday 9th May 2016 | 0 Comments

Since 2009, the base year for the mid-to-long term sustainability goals that Pirelli set for itself, the Italian tyre maker reports it has made ‘significant progress’ in the realization of its green performance goals. Indeed, Pirelli reports that it has improved sustainability across all its indicators.

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Michelin top in DJSI World rankings automotive equipment sector

Wednesday 23rd September 2015 | 0 Comments

The Michelin Group has once again been commended for its commitment to sustainable development. The latest Dow Jones Sustainability World Index ranking (DJSI survey by RobecoSAM), gives Michelin a score of 87/100, up four points, which takes it to first place in the original equipment sector. Michelin ranks first in its sector in relation to 12 of the 18 assessment criteria used by the survey in the three major CSR fields: social aspects, environmental aspects and societal aspects.

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UK automotive sector turns over a record £69.5 billion

Tuesday 30th June 2015 | 0 Comments

New figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) confirm the growing strength and vitality of the UK automotive industry and its ascendancy as a major global player. SMMT’s 16th annual Sustainability Report confirms the sector is breaking new records, with turnover hitting an all-time high of £69.5 billion in 2014. Manufacturing output, vehicle sales, jobs and export values also grew, while the environmental impact from vehicle production has been reduced dramatically.

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Michelin 2014 Annual and Sustainable Development Report

Michelin 2014 Annual and Sustainable Development Report

Thursday 9th April 2015 | 0 Comments

Michelin has published its 2014 Annual and Sustainable Development Report. Titled ‘Open Minded’, the 94-page report pays homage to the tyre maker’s innovations and achievements. It also outlines the key Michelin financial indicators and the new organisational structure set up last year. The report also lists Michelin’s ‘Ambitions 2020’ goals.

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Michelin a winner in Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

Michelin a winner in Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

Tuesday 4th November 2014 | 0 Comments

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Pirelli remains only tyre firm in Global Compact 100 sustainability index

Friday 26th September 2014 | 0 Comments

For the second consecutive year Pirelli reports that it is the only tyre company present in the ”Global Compact 100” sustainability index, launched last year by UN Global Compact in collaboration with Sustainalytics.

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Pirelli named segment leader in Dow Jones Sustainability indices

Monday 15th September 2014 | 0 Comments

For the eighth consecutive year, Pirelli has been nominated the world leader in the ATX Auto Components sector of the Dow Jones Sustainability indices, with a score of 85/100 compared to a sector average of 48/100. The results of the annual Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) review were announced on 11 September by S&P Dow Jones Indices, one of the world’s largest providers of financial market indices, and RobecoSAM, the investment specialist focused exclusively on sustainability investing.

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Rosneft makes its mark on Pirelli’s board

Rosneft makes its mark on Pirelli’s board

Friday 11th July 2014 | 0 Comments

Russian petroleum industry colossus Rosneft reports the closure of its agreement to purchase a 50 per cent share in holding company Camfin S.p.A., which owns a 26.19 stake in Pirelli & C. S.p.A. This acquisition gives Rosneft a 13 per cent indirect share in the tyre maker and the right to nominate candidates for Pirelli’s Board of Directors – a right the company chose to exercise immediately. Five new Rosneft-nominated individuals joined the Board of Directors on 10 July, filling vacancies created by five resignations that were tendered that same day.

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Teijin Aramid wins 2014 Pirelli supplier award

Monday 28th April 2014 | 0 Comments

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Fourth category added to Reifen Innovation Awards

Fourth category added to Reifen Innovation Awards

Friday 7th March 2014 | 0 Comments

Reifen show organiser Messe Essen reports that this year a fourth category is being added to the so-called ‘tyre industry oscars’, the Innovation Awards jointly bestowed by Messe Essen and main sponsor the BRV (Germany’s tyre trade and vulcanisers’ association) alongside the biennial trade exhibition. This new category is Motor Vehicle Service, which joins the existing Technology & Products, Service Concepts & Process Optimisation and Environmental & Resource Conservation awards in 2014. Messe Essen is accepting award recipient nominations until 31 March.

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