Vaculug Limited has become the first retreader to pledge alignment to the Tire Sector SDG Roadmap, the WBCSD Tire Industry Project (TIP) framework for action that “outlines impactful pathways” for the entire tyre sector in relation to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Michelin has marked the renewal of its support for the UNRSF (United Nations Road Safety Fund) with a donation of one million euros to facilitate road safety improvements in lower- and middle-income countries. It will donate this over the coming two years via the Michelin Corporate Foundation.
Iochpe-Maxion, the world’s largest wheel supplier and the leading structural components supplier in the Americas, has set an objective of becoming a carbon neutral supplier by 2040. This target, Roadmap Zero, is the focus of all sustainability developments at the global Tier One.
Giti Tire has joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) as a Signatory, in its second major sustainability commitment during the month of September. As part of the United Nations, the UNGC is a highly respected and important global business agreement, that requires a commitment to adhering to the Ten Principles of the United Nations, including human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption.
Pirelli has become one of 37 companies confirmed as Global Compact LEAD of the United Nations. The tyre manufacturer is the only company in the Automobiles & Parts sector at the global level. The Global Compact LEAD gathers the groups with the greatest commitment in the world to the implementation of the Ten Principles of the Global Compact of the United Nations.
The eleven leading tyre manufacturer members of WBCSD’s Tire Industry Project (TIP) have launched a Roadmap to accelerate tyre value-chain impact on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 to address some of the world’s most pressing issues by 2030. The members of TIP, in alphabetical order, are: Bridgestone, Continental, Cooper Tire, Goodyear, Hankook, Kumho Tire, Michelin, Pirelli, Sumitomo Rubber, Toyo Tires, and Yokohama Rubber.
Trelleborg Wheel Systems is implementing new environmental measures at its facilities in China. These measures are linked to the country’s “three-year action plan for Blue Sky protection” to reduce air pollution, as per the 2016 Paris Agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
The United Nations Global Compact has recognised Pirelli & C. SpA as one of 36 Global Compact LEAD companies that have demonstrated “ongoing commitment to the UN Global Compact and its Ten Principles for responsible business.” The tyre maker’s status as “being among the most highly-engaged participants of the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative” was announced at the UN Global Compact Leaders Week in New York.
Pirelli has become the first tyre company to join the United Nations Road Safety Trust Fund, pledging a contribution of US$600,000 (2018-2019) to help the fund in its global road safety efforts. At the same time, the company’s chief sustainability and risk governance officer, Filippo Bettini, was nominated to a seat on the fund’s Advisory Board.
Nokian Tyres shares that it has signed the United Nations’ Global Compact initiative and as of 23 December 2015 been registered as a supporting member. The tyre maker joins more than 8,000 companies around the world, along with around 4,000 other participants, in what is said to be the world’s largest corporate social responsibility initiative. Nokian says that signing the initiative “further strengthens” its commitment to profitable business and responsible methods.