Goodyear South Africa has been awarded the First Place Platinum Award in the category of a large organisation with a high environmental impact. The event took place at the Eastern Cape Top Green Organisation Awards held in East London on November 17, 2016, by the Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism. The criteria look at Environmental Management practices and projects. A key achievement for Goodyear South Africa is having maintained their zero waste to landfill status since 2008.
The biennial awards aim to recognise the efforts of those who invest in maintaining best environmental practices. Entrants are commended for finding innovative solutions to reduce their carbon footprint and for educating their surrounding communities about responsible resource management.
As an organisation, Goodyear believes in sustainable and responsible growth. They are committed to protecting the environment and upholding the health and safety of employees, stakeholders and the communities in which they operate.
“It remains a huge achievement for Goodyear South Africa to maintain Zero Waste to Landfill since 2008. We operate in a community, province and country where the separation of waste at the source and the recycling and re-use of waste are not part of our daily activities outside of work. Nonetheless, Goodyear South Africa stays committed to not send waste to landfill sites. This is a testament to our commitment to reduce our impact on the environment and being a responsible global citizen” said Freddy Xoli, Risk Control Manager for Goodyear South Africa.
As Goodyear, we always strive to be a responsible corporate citizen by making a concerted effort in reducing our environmental impact across our entire product life cycle. We intend to lead the way in reducing our carbon footprint and in creating sustainable environmental practices that have a positive impact on people and communities close to our operations.