Major CEOs Agree to Address Policy Issues
The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) has reported that 11 CEOs from tyre companies in Europe, Japan, South Korea and North America met in Geneva during the Geneva Motor Show to discuss common global policy issues faced by the industry. According to news published by Tire Review, the CEOs discussed environmental and health and safety matters, and reached a consensus on two major issues.
The companies agreed to address industry policy issues of tyre materials and tyre wear particles. As part of that, they agreed to initiate independent research on these issues by establishing two project teams that will report back to the group. Participating in the discussions were the chief executives of Bridgestone Corp., Continental AG, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Hankook Tire Co., Kumho Tire Co., Groupe Michelin, Pirelli & Cie SpA, Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd., Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., and Yokohama Rubber Co.
The meeting was attended by representatives of the European Association of the Rubber Industry – BLIC, the Japanese Automotive Tire Manufacturers Association, the Korea Tire Manufacturers Association and the Rubber Manufacturers Association.