Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tyre companies. It employs about 68,000 people and manufactures its products in 50 facilities in 22 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry.
The company recently introduced two new programs as part of its CSR obligation with Safer Roads, Safer You and Healthy India program. These programs have focus towards improving road safety and augmenting sanitation infrastructure respectively. Historic programmes include:
(1) Goodyear-IRTE driver training programme for fleet operators: This project was aimed at providing training to 2400 drivers of private cabs, autos and passenger vehicles in Delhi NCR and Mumbai, however Company provided trainings to over 2555 drivers by conducting 127 workshops.
(2) Development of open defecation free villages in Maharashtra through sanitation and hygiene related interventions: This project was aimed at initiating a community led, sustainable transformation process in nine villages of five districts in Maharashtra with a long term objective of creating open defecation free villages, however a total of 294 toilets have been constructed.